Dynamic compaction is a well-established soil improvement technique used to densify loose deposits of cohesionless soil by means of high energy impact. This paper describes a simplified model that can predict the crater depth resulting from pounder penetration and the depth and level of soil improvement beneath the impact location. Case histories of two dynamic compaction projects are analyzed to demonstrate the viability of the proposed model. The approach uses a simplified and effective model based on the 1-dimensional wave equation.


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  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 1141-57
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  • Accession Number: 00624040
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 21 1993 12:00AM