FACTORS TO BE CONSIDERED IN THE DRAFTING OF COMPACTION SPECIFICATIONS FOR SOIL

The paper begins by outlining the principal modes of failure encountered in highway pavements. It is then demonstrated that it is possible to define optimal sets of compaction conditions which minimise the probability of each of these types of failure occurring. Practical limits are placed on the densities and moisture contents to be permitted during compaction if an optimal response of a pavement material is to be achieved. Improvements to current compaction practice are suggested. /TRRL/

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This paper was presented at the 8th Conference of the Australian Road Research Board, Perth, Australia, August 23-27, 1976.
  • Corporate Authors:

    ARRB Group Ltd.

    Vermont South, Victoria  Australia 

    Australian Road Research Board

    P.O. Box 156
    Nunawading, Victoria 3131,   Australia 
  • Authors:
    • SHACKEL, B
  • Conference:
  • Publication Date: 1976

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 23-33
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 8
    • Issue Number: 1

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00164139
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 28 1978 12:00AM