THE COMPACTION OF SOIL AND ROCK MATERIALS FOR HIGHWAY PURPOSES

THE MANY FACTORS RELATED TO THE PHENOMENUM OF SOIL AND SOIL-AGGREGATE COMPACTION IN THE PRESENCE OF MOISTURE AND THE BEHAVIOR OF THE SOIL-MOISTURE MASS WHEN SUBJECTED TO STRESS ARE REVIEWED. THE REPORT PROVIDES A REVIEW OF CURRENT KNOWLEDGE OF THE EQUIPMENT AND PROCESSES THAT INFLUENCE THE COMPACTION OPERATION AND THE PROPERTIES OF THE RESULTANT MASS BOTH IN THE LABORATORY AND IN THE FIELD. NO ORIGINAL RESEARCH WAS DONE IN THIS PHASE. THE AUTHORS COMPILED AND ANALYZED CURRENT STATE HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT COMPACTION SPECIFICATIONS AND FIELD PRACTICES, AND REVIEWED COMPACTION CONTROL PROCEDURES. METHODS WERE OFFERED TO DETERMINE THE VARIABILITY AND CONTROL OF QUALITY OF COMPACTED MASSES BY STATISTICAL QUALITY CONTROL DISCIPLINES. ON THE BASIS OF KNOWLEDGE OF THE STATE OF THE ART OF SOIL COMPACTION, THE AUTHORS OFFER RECOMMENDATIONS FOR CURRENT PRACTICES AND SPECIFICATIONS AS WELL AS FOR FUTURE RESEARCH. /BPR/

  • Corporate Authors:

    North Carolina State University, Raleigh

    Raleigh, NC  USA  27695
  • Authors:
    • Wahls, H E
    • Fisher, C P
    • Langfelder, L J
  • Publication Date: 1966-8

Media Info

  • Pagination: 457 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00214444
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bureau of Public Roads /US
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-RD-73- 8 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: CPR-11-0954
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 1 1976 12:00AM