VIBRATORY COMPACTION OF SOILS - EXPERIENCES AT NARMADA CANAL AND GANDAK BRIDGE PROJECTS

This paper presents the results of some tests of vibratory compactors on two construction projects in India. It begins by discussing briefly the operating principles of vibratory compaction and vibratory compactors, and by comparing the most important features of vibratory and static compactors. The compaction tests were conducted at the following construction sites: (1) the Narmada main canal; and (2) the embankment for the Gandak River rail-and-road bridge. For each of these sites, the paper discusses: (1) the nature of the construction work being conducted there; (2) the compaction characteristics of the local soils; and (3) the statistical analyses of the test data and the results of these analyses. Adequate quality control measures were applied during construction, to ensure that the materials used and the work completed conformed to the requirements of the specifications. For the Narmada canal, the compaction data were analysed at the end of each working season. For the Gandak bridge embankment, vibratory compactors from various manufacturers were tested.

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    Indian Roads Congress

    Jamnagar House, Shahjahan Road
    New Delhi,   India  110 011
  • Authors:
    • Nanda, R L
  • Publication Date: 1995-4

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 29-40
  • Serial:
    • Indian Highways
    • Volume: 23
    • Issue Number: 4
    • Publisher: Indian Roads Congress
    • ISSN: 0376-7256

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00713445
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Nov 22 1995 12:00AM