NUCLEAR RADIATION IN CONSTRUCTION CONTROL OF EARTH AND ROCKFILL DAMS

RECENTLY NUCLDAR RADIATION TECHNIQUES HAVE BEEN WIDELY USED IN SOIL INVESTIGATION TO DETERMINE CERTAIN CHARACTERISTIC PROPERTIES OF SOILS. PRINCIPALLY THE DEVELOPMENT IN THIS FIELD HAS BEEN CONCENTRATED ON METHODS FOR DETERMINING THE MOISTURE CONTENT IN SOILS AND THE DENSITY CONDITIONS IN-SITU AND IN COMPACTED EMBANKMENTS, WHEREAS VERY LITTLE ATTENTION HAS BEEN DEVOTED TO THE POSSIBILITY OF APPLYING THE NEW TECHNIQUE TO OTHER FIELDS OF SOIL-AND ROCK MECHANICS (BERNELL AND LINDBO, 1965). IN CONNECTION WITH THE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF SEVERAL EARTH AND ROCKFILL DAMS, THE SWEDISH STATE POWER BOARD HAS DEVELOPED A NUCLEAR RADIATION TECHNIQUE FOR SOLVING MANY PROBLEMS IN CONSTRUCTION CONTROL. RESULTS HAVE LED TO RELIABLE AND SIMPLE METHODS FOR DETERMINING SETTLEMENTS IN EARTH AND ROCKFILL EMBANKMENTS AND FOR CONTROLLING THE EFFECT OF GROUTING IN SOIL AND ROCK. THESE APPLICATIONS OF THE NUCLEAR METHOD ARE BRIEFLY DESCRIBED. /RRL/

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  • Accession Number: 00232207
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 16 1971 12:00AM