Journal of
Civil Engineering and Construction Technology

  • Abbreviation: J. Civ. Eng. Constr. Technol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2634
  • DOI: 10.5897/JCECT
  • Start Year: 2010
  • Published Articles: 140

Full Length Research Paper

Effect of stiffness modulus and dynamic loading on pavement subgrade

Seyed Ali Sahaf
  • Seyed Ali Sahaf
  • Department of Civil Engineering, Engineering Faculty, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran.
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Dariush Moazami
  • Dariush Moazami
  • Department of Civil Engineering, Mashhad Technical Faculty, Technical and Vocational University, Mashhad, Iran.
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Danial Moazami
  • Danial Moazami
  • Department of Civil Engineering, Mashhad Branch, Islamic Azad University, Mashhad, Iran.
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  •  Received: 14 February 2013
  •  Accepted: 07 July 2014
  •  Published: 31 July 2014


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