ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS IN SOIL COMPACTION

THE FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES OF SOIL COMPACTION ARE PRESENTED. THE POSSIBILITIES OF IMPROVING EXISTING STANDARD TEST PROCEDURES FOR COMPACTION OF SOILS ARE EXPLORED FOR THE PURPOSES OF INCREASING THE RELIABILITY AND ADEQUACY OF TEST CRITERIA FOR FIELD CONTROL OF COMPACTION. CERTAIN CONCEPTS AND PRINCIPLES ARE CONSIDERED TO BE FUNDAMENTAL FOR UNDERSTANDING AND EVALUATING COMPACTION PHENOMENA AND FOR MAKING RELIABLE AND EFFECTIVE APPLICATIONS OF COMPACTION TEST DATA. THE IMPORTANCE AND CONTROLLING INFLUENCE OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS IS NOW BEING RECOGNIZED. THE MAJOR PROBLEMS ARE TO MAKE COMPACTION TEST DATA AND THE FIELD CONTROL CRITERIA DERIVED THEREFROM MORE RELIABLE, ADEQUATE, AND EFFECTIVE. THIS REQUIRES MAKING THESE CRITERIA FULLY REPRESENTATIVE OF EXISTING FIELD ENVIRONMENTAL AND CONSTRUCTION CONDITIONS THAT GOVERN IN EACH SITUATION. THESE PROBLEMS ARE TREATED AND EVALUATED IN SOME DETAIL. THE PAPER WAS PRESENTED AT THE 67TH ANNUAL MEETING OF THE SOCIETY. /RRL/A/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Astm SpeciaL TECH PUBL NO 377, PP 47-79, 5 FIG, 1 TAB,
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society for Testing and Materials

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  • Authors:
    • Burmister, D M
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  • Accession Number: 00230875
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Road Research Laboratory /UK
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  • Created Date: Aug 15 2004 2:23AM