HYDRAULIC FILL COMPACTION

THE SUBJECT OF FILL COMPACTION HAS RIGHTLY RECEIVED SPECIAL EMPHASIS IN CONNECTION WITH THE IMPROVEMENT OF PAVEMENT SMOOTHNESS. THE PROBLEM OF BUILDING FILLS OVER DEEP PEAT MARSHES PRESENTS CONDITIONS WHICH DEFEAT CONVENTIONAL COMPACTION EFFORTS. THIS PAPER DEALS WITH THE USE OF FLOWING WATER AS A COMPACTING AND STABILIZING AGENT. THE TECHNIQUE DESCRIBED INVOLVES INTRODUCING WATER INTO THE "END DUMP" FILL BY MEANS OF JETS TO DEVELOP A TEMPORARY CONDITION OF FLOTATION (QUICK-SAND) PROGRESSIVELY ALONG THE LENGTH OF THE MARSH FILL. THE PROCEDURE DESCRIBED OBTAINS EMBANKMENT MOVEMENT AND SETTLEMENT DURING JETTING OPERATIONS, WHICH WOULD OTHERWISE TAKE PLACE OVER A PERIOD OF YEARS. /AUTHOR/

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  • Authors:
    • Stokstad, Olaf F
    • Allemeier, Kent
  • Publication Date: 1960

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  • English

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  • Monograph Title: Soil compaction and proof-rolling of subgrades
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  • Accession Number: 00232435
  • Record Type: Publication
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