FIELD ASSESSMENT OF THE IMPACT SOIL TESTER

Field investigations were carried out in all Australian States and overseas to assess the suitability of the soil Impact Meter as a quick, non-destructuve test device for measuring the adequacy of pavement construction. A range of materials were examined. The report is presented in three parts. Part I concerns the evaluation of the strength and future performance of granular basecourses; Part II, the control of compaction in granular basecourses and Part III, the control of compaction in bituminous concrete mixes. The device is shown to be a cheap, quick, non-destructive method of testing for uniformity and adequacy of strength and compaction. It can be used for a wide range of materials providing allowances are made for material type and in situ moisutre content (in case of granular basecourse) and temperature in the case of bituminous mixes. /Australian Road Research Board/

  • Corporate Authors:

    ARRB Group Limited

    500 Burwood Highway
    Vermont South, Victoria    3133
  • Authors:
    • CLEGG, B
  • Publication Date: 1977-8

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 37 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00170876
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ARR No. 76
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 29 1978 12:00AM