NEVADAS EXPERIENCE WITH THE USE OF THE LANE-WELLS ROAD LOGGER FOR THE CONTROL OF COMPACTION DURING HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION

A NUCLEAR APPLICATION IS DISCUSSED FOR DETERMINING DENSITIES OF MATERIALS USED IN ROADBED SECTIONS AND ALSO DESCRIBED IS A PROCEDURE FOR CALCULATING A MAXIMUM DENSITY. THE DENSITY AND MOISTURE CONTENTS OBTAINED BY USE OF THE LANE-WELLS ROAD LOGGER ARE COMPARED TO FIELD TESTS OF THE IN-PLACE DENSITY AND MOISTURE CONTENTS. THE ROAD LOGGER DENSITY AND FIELD DENSITY ARE THEN COMPARED TO THE CALCULATED MAXIMUM DENSITY. THE CONTINUOUS CURVES OF WET DENSITY AND MOISTURE PRODUCED BY THE ROAD LOGGER ARE VERY USEFUL IN SHOWING AREAS WHERE FURTHER INVESTIGATION OF COMPACTION SUITIABILITY IS NEEDED. ON MATERIALS WITH RELATIVELY HIGH DENSITIES AND RELATIVELY LOW MOISTURE CONTENTS SUCH AS BASE AND SUBBASE MATERIALS, THE CONTINUOUS LOG PRODUCED BY THE ROAD LOGGER CAN BE USED FOR COMPACTION CONTROL WITH ONLY LIMITED CHECKS BY CONVENTIONAL METHODS. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • pp Vii-31, 15 FIG, 13 REF
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Nevada, Las Vegas

    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
    4505 Maryland Parkway, P.O. Box 454015
    Las Vegas, NV  USA  89154-4015

    Nevada Department of Highways

    1263 South Stewart Street
    Carson City, NV  USA  89701
  • Authors:
    • Collins, CMD
  • Publication Date: 1966-3

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  • Accession Number: 00206637
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 23 1994 12:00AM