Impact Roller Compaction of Dry Sand in Laboratory Tests

A laboratory investigation of the influence of different factors - including weight, size and towing speed of impact modules - on the effectiveness of impact roller (IR) compaction was carried out. An impact roller simulation device was developed to do the investigation and air pluviation technique was used to prepare loose, dry, sand specimens. The Chinese cone penetration tests in the position of impact craters in sand specimens with different passes of IR compaction were used to verify the effectiveness of IR compaction. Results of the laboratory tests show that the weight and towing speed of a module significantly affects the effectiveness of IR compaction, but the size of the module has little influence on effectiveness. It is mainly observed that better improvement can be achieved when heavier impact modules are used and towing speeds close to the optimum towing speed are adopted during IR compaction.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: pp 258-269
  • Monograph Title: Ground Improvement and Geosynthetics

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  • Accession Number: 01529788
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780784413401
  • Files: TRIS, ASCE
  • Created Date: May 22 2014 3:02PM