SAND COMPACTION STUDIES AT EGLIN FIELD, FLORIDA

A HIGH DEGREE OF COMPACTION IS REQUIRED IN COHESIONLESS SAND SUBGRADES TO MINIMIZE RUTTING AND ROUGHENING OF FLEXIBLE PAVEMENT SURFACES CARRYING HEAVY AIRPLANE WHEEL LOADS. STUDIES WERE CONDUCTED BY THE CORPS OF ENGINEERS AT EGLIN FIELD, FLORIDA TO SECURE INFORMATION ON PRACTICAL METHODS OF SECURING SUCH COMPACTION IN UNIFORM SAND SUBGRADES DOWN TO DEPTHS OF 6 FT. BELOW THE PAVEMENT SURFACE DURING CONSTRUCTION. TEST SECTIONS WERE OF SUFFICIENT SIZE TO PERMIT TRAFFIC COMPACTION BY HEAVY GRADING EQUIPMENT RANGING FROM AN RD-8 TRACTOR TO LARGE EARTH MOVING EQUIPMENT WITH LOADS UP TO 60,000 LB. PER WHEEL. DATA WERE SECURED ON THE COMPARATIVE EFFECT OF COMPACTING SOAKED, SPRINKLED AND DRY SECTIONS. INDICATIONS FROM THE RESULTS POINT TO THE NEED OF HEAVY LOADS AND VIBRATION TO EFFECT A SATISFACTORY DEGREE OF COMPACTION OVER THE NECESSARY DEPTH RANGE IN SAND SUBGRADES. FOR THE CONDITIONS WHICH EXIST AT EGLIN FIELD THE ADDITION OF MOISTURE DOES NOT ADD MATERIALLY TO THE COMPACTION. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 25, pp 393-398, 12 FIG, 3 TAB
  • Authors:
    • Robeson, F A
    • Davis, P
  • Publication Date: 1946

Media Info

  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the Twenty-Fifth Annual Meeting Held at Skirvin Hotel, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, January 25-28, 1946
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00233083
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jun 22 1971 12:00AM