INTERIM REPORT ON COMPACTION OF SOIL IN ARID AREAS, PART I LITERATURE SURVEY

This interim report draws on information obtained from literature on compaction generally, but special reference is made to the problems of compaction in arid areas. A bibliography of 178 references is included. A brief review is given of the theory behind the need for compaction to increase the load carrying capacity of the soil as well as to reduce the future deformation which might occur under the effects of repeated loading. The possible advantage of vibrating compactors in requiring very little water to give maximum density is pointed out, and the factors affecting loss of water from the soil layers are considered. It is concluded that the object of further research should be to investigate or find methods which will ensure high strength and resistance to deformation with as little water as possible, to apply the necessary water in the most effective manner, and to use procedures and construction methods which will reduce evaporation losses to a minimum.

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    South African Council for Scientific & Indus Res

    P.O. Box 395
    Pretoria, Transvaal,   South Africa 
  • Publication Date: 1966-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 5-6
  • Serial:
    • VIA
    • Volume: JG6
    • Issue Number: 1
    • Publisher: VIA
    • ISSN: 1093-1716

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  • Accession Number: 00083883
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 8 1975 12:00AM