DENSITY MEASUREMENT IN A HYDRAULIC FILL

FIELD DENSITY MEASUREMENTS AND COMPACTION TESTS ON UNIFORM SAND PLACED HYDRAULICALLY AND WITHOUT SUBSEQUENT COMPACTION SHOWED A LINEAR CORRELATION BETWEEN PERCENT COMPACTION AND RELATIVE DENSITY,THE MEAN VALUES FOR THE FILL BEING 89.3 + PLUS OR MINUS 3% AND 50 PLUS OR MINUS 16%, RESP. IT WAS FOUND THAT THE MAXIMUM DENSITY OBTAINED IN COMPACTION TESTS IS STRONGLY AFFECTED BY APPARENTLY MINOR VARIATIONS IN GRAIN SIZE DISTRIBUTION.HENCE,TO OBTAIN RELIABLE ESTIMATES OF PERCENT COMPACTION,IT WAS FOUND NECESSARY TO PERFORM A ONE-POINT COMPACTION TEST ON THE SOIL EXCAVATED FROM EACH FIELD DENSITY TEST HOLE, RATHER THAN APPLY ONE COMPACTION TEST TO A WHOLE SERIES OF FIELD DENSITY TEST RESULTS. SOME ADVANTAGES OF PERCENT COMPACTION OVER RELATIVE DENSITY, AS A MEASURE OF DEGREE OF COMPACTION, ARE ENUMERATED. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the 75th Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, June 25-30, 1972.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society for Testing and Materials

    100 Barr Harbor Drive, P.O. Box C700
    West Conshohocken, PA  United States  19428-2957
  • Authors:
    • Poulos, S J
    • Hed, A
  • Publication Date: 1973-7

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 482-524
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00080545
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Conf Paper, A
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 27 1975 12:00AM