SIMPLE METHOD FOR OBSERVING THE OPERATION OF COMPACTORS

METHODE SIMPLE POUR SUIVRE LE FONCTIONNEMENT DES COMPACTEURS

Studies are being conducted to establish specifications regarding compaction. It is necessary to define practical methods of controlling the application of the specifications envisaged. One of the means considered is the control of the operation of compacting machines. With this aim in view it is proposed to observe visually the operation of the compactor(s) to see whether or not it conforms to the planned organization of the construction site as described by the engineering firm, and to determine the relation between the volume of materials laid during a given period of time and the surface covered by the compactor during the same period. This note describes how the latter arrangements were implemented on an earthworks site in the paris region. To assess the level of use to which the compactor was put, the compactor was supplied with a kilometer counter recording on disc the distance covered, speeds, operation and stop times. At the end of the day, data obtained were recorded together with the volume of materials laid, thus enabling the relation between the volume and surface covered to be calculated, the value of this relation being used to characterize total compaction effort. The quality of compaction operations and especially the thickness of the layers were also controlled. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Laboratoire Central des Ponts et Chausees (LCPC)

    Boulevard Lefebvre 58
    Paris Cedex 15,   France  F-75732
  • Authors:
    • SCHAEFFNER, M
    • Bauchard, M
    • Dejoncheere, G
  • Publication Date: 1972-11-12

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  • French

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  • Accession Number: 00099611
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Laboratoire Central des Ponts et Chausees (LCPC)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 18 1975 12:00AM