The method you use to determine the cover requirements for subbase and select material is the same

method you used to determine the total structure thickness in Learning Event 5. Enter the horizontal

scale at the proper EODL, proceed upward until it intersects the correct CBR curve line, then left to

determine the correct cover requirements in inches. For example, using Figure 8, an EODL is 3.7 x 106

and the subbase CBR is 40. You will find that the cover requirement is 4 inches.

Use the same method to determine the cover requirement for the base as for the subbase and the total

structure thickness. (Refer to Table 8.)

For example, using Figure 8, an EODL is 3.7 x 106 and the base CBR is 50. You will find that the cover

requirement is 3.5 inches. Table 9 shows the recommended minimum thickness of pavements and base

courses for roads.

As a starting basis for the expedient flexible pavement road design, the following equivalent loadings

(Table 7), in terms of 18,000 lb single-axle dualwheel loads per day per Division, number of Divisions

supported, and design life are suggested. In this tabulation the most critical Division load was selected

for the Division Support Area, whereas in the other areas the Division loads were adjusted to more

closely reflect the tactical needs. In each case, it is strongly recommended that you select the

appropriate equivalent Division operations per day for the area you are in and multiply it by the actual

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