Implementation of ‘Smart Equipment’ in Field Construction

The goal of this study was to examine the potential benefit of Continuous Compaction Control (CCC) technology, which allows for near continuous collection of compaction effort information during the compaction process of earthwork construction operations. For this project, a CCC retrofit kit was installed on an existing smooth drum compaction roller, and CCC data were collected during active construction of US 301, Section 3 located in Middletown, DE. The focus of this study was to determine the overall benefits of collecting CCC data during active earthwork construction to determine if contractors, state agencies and other parties of interest could benefit from the use of CCC data, especially for making real time decisions regarding the compaction process. The results from this study indicated that CCC data were able to identify underlying soft soil and were sensitive to changes in material. The results also indicated that CCC data followed the same general trends of identifying poorly- and well-compacted subgrade materials when compared against traditional in situ testing methods.


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Figures; Photos; References;
  • Pagination: 31p

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  • Accession Number: 01705882
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT13-G-UTC33
  • Created Date: May 8 2019 9:45AM