Civil Engineering - Highway Engineering - Discussion


Minimum thickness of the base of a flexible pavement, is

[A]. 10 cm
[B]. 15 cm
[C]. 20 cm
[D]. 25 cm
[E]. 30 cm.

Answer: Option A


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Sanjay said: (Apr 18, 2017)  
It should be 15 cm.

Shanaya said: (Apr 24, 2017)  
What is the right answer? please tell.

Aadil said: (Jun 8, 2017)  
I think it is 25.

Vivek said: (Jun 16, 2017)  
It should be 25 cm.

Jp Dadhich said: (Jun 27, 2017)  
Can you explain why it should be 15cm? @Sanjay.

Jeet said: (Oct 3, 2017)  
Wearing course 10 cm.

Base course 30 cm.

Garry said: (Oct 15, 2017)  
As per IRC 37.

Minimum thickness of base course for traffic up to 2 msa is 225mm.

Minimum thickness of base course for traffic greater than 2 msa is 250 mm.

Ankush said: (Dec 26, 2017)  
It should be 15cm.

Naveengowda said: (Jul 23, 2018)  
Given answer is correct.

Surface course ---> 25 - 50mm.
Binder course ---> 50 - 100mm.
Base course ---> 100 - 300mm.
Sub base course ---> 100 - 300mm.
Subgrade ---> 150 - 300mm.

Dhaval Darji said: (Jul 31, 2018)  
Base- 200mm to 300mm.
Sub-base-75mm to 150mm.
Subgrade -depth 600mm to the water level.

Ravishankar V L said: (Apr 26, 2019)  
Sub-base materials comprise natural sand, gravel, laterite, brick metal, crushed stone or combinations thereof meeting the prescribed grading and physical requirements. The sub-base material should have a minimum CBR of 20 % and 30 % for traffic upto 2 msa and traffic exceeding 2 msa respectively. Sub-base usually consist of granular or WBM and the thickness should not be less than 150 mm for design traffic less than 10 msa and 200 mm for design traffic of 1:0 msa and above. Base The recommended designs are for unbounded granular bases which comprise conventional water bound macadam (WBM) or wet mix macadam (WMM) or equivalent confirming to MOST specifications. The materials should be of good quality with minimum thickness of 225 mm for traffic up to 2 msa an 150 mm for traffic exceeding 2 msa. Bituminous surfacing The surfacing consists of a wearing course or a binder course plus wearing course.

The most commonly used wearing courses are surface dressing, open graded premix carpet, mix seal surfacing, semi-dense bituminous concrete and bituminous concrete. For binder course, MOST specifies, it is desirable to use bituminous macadam (BM) for traffic upto o 5 msa and dense bituminous macadam (DBM) for traffic more than 5 msa.

Prajwol Pratap said: (Feb 2, 2020)  
10 cm for Base course and 15 cm for Sub-base Course.

Bjpegu said: (Nov 28, 2020)  
The thickness of the base ranges from 15- 30cm. Not only 10cm.

Engineer Johny Sins said: (Jun 22, 2021)  
Thickness of the base ranges from 10cm - 30cm.
Here the question asked is minimum thickness,
So, The answer is 10cm.

Naveed Kamal Marwat said: (Sep 19, 2021)  
Surface course ---> 25 - 50mm.
Binder course ---> 50 - 100mm.
Base course ---> 100 - 300mm.
Sub base course ---> 100 - 300mm.
Subgrade ---> 150 - 300mm.

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