THE FABRIC OF A MEDIUM PLASTIC CLAY COMPACTED IN THE LABORATORY AND IN THE FIELD

The fabric of a medium plastic clay (A-6 soil), as described by its pore-size distribution, was examined for significant differences as produced by different compaction procedures. It is hoped this would improve prediction of field behavior because fabric is said to be the determinant of soil behavior. The soil had been compacted in a field test embankment for another project by two procedures. It was also compacted in the laboratory by two procedures. Specimens were tested over the broad range of compaction variables. Various descriptors of the pore-size distribution data were examined to see which correlated with their respective variables. The significant descriptors for the different compaction procedures were then compared statistically.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored in part by Indiana State Highway Commission, Indianapolis.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Purdue University/Indiana Department of Transportation JHRP

    Purdue University, School of Civil Engineering
    West Lafayette, IN  United States  47907-1284

    Federal Highway Administration

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    Indiana State Highway Commission

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  • Authors:
    • White, D M
  • Publication Date: 1980-8-26

Media Info

  • Pagination: 118 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00343723
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: JHRP-80-10, FHWA/IN/JHRP-80/10
  • Files: NTIS, ATRI, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 28 2002 12:00AM