Down to the Dirt

Dirt rolling is changing with technological advances, using intelligent compaction combined with operational control systems. New soil compaction technology has helped conserve fuel and reduce pollution. Intelligent compaction systems use roller vibration monitoring to continuously assess soil properties and automatic feedback control of vibration amplitude and frequency. These systems measure and record the quality of compaction. The Federal Highway Administration has been helping with research in intelligent compaction for soil and asphalt because intelligent compaction has several benefits for highway projects, such as reducing costs and maintaining construction records. A number of products have been developed for intelligent compaction.


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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: pp 4-5, 7-8
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  • Accession Number: 01536560
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 25 2014 8:07AM