COOPERATIVE RESEARCH MAY SOLVE SOME SOIL COMPACTION RIDDLES

Field work in a large soil compaction study will, when test results are analyzed yield much data on specifying and controlling the compaction processes used in building embankments, subgrades and base courses. Information will also be available on rapid and accurate compaction tests, and on the types of equipment most suited to the work. The project comprises 6 test series, three of which involve embankment or subgrade soils (lift thicknesses are 6, 12 and 18 in.), and three cover base course materials in 6-in and 12-in. lifts. Variables such as equipment type, moisture content, compactive effort and soil types will also be studied. The project includes 375 test sections. The tests will include cone penetrometer tests, rapid plate bearing test, CBR tests and sonic tests. Moisture density will be measured by nuclear gages, and sand cones. Details of strip construction are outlined, and equipment used for compaction is briefly described. Data handling at the site will require 18 types of data sheets from which computations will be made in the office.

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    McGraw-Hill, Incorporated

    330 West 42nd Street
    New York, NY  United States  10036
  • Publication Date: 1965-9-30

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  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 34-36
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  • Accession Number: 00083779
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 29 1975 12:00AM