FABRIC OF FIELD- AND LABORATORY-COMPACTED CLAY

This study examines the fabric of a medium-plastic clay as compacted in the laboratory and in the field by different procedures. Conclusions for one medium plastic clay and four methods of compaction using pore size distribution as the measure of fabric are presented. It was found that the fabric of field-compacted soil should be considered different from the fabric of the same soil compacted in the laboratory to comparable specifications, and it is likely that the engineering behavior parameters will also be different. It is also noted that for a given compactor type different energy levels produce different fabrics when soil is compacted at comparable water contents relative to optimum. These and other findings are discussed.

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  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 1934-40
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  • Accession Number: 00617907
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Dec 31 1992 12:00AM