AN EVALUATION OF THE ROAD LOGGER IN ONTARIO

THE DEPARTMENT OF HIGHWAYS, ONTARIO WAS ASKED TO OPERATE THE ROAD LOGGER (A NUCLEAR ENERGY DEVICE FOR MEASURING SOIL DENSITY AND MOISTURE CONTENT) AND TO EVALUATE ITS PERFORMANCE ON A NUMBER OF HIGHWAY CONTRACTS IN ONTARIO. THIS REPORT OUTLINES THE PERFORMANCE OF THE ROAD LOGGER OVER A TWO MONTH PERIOD, AND PRESENTS MOST OF THE LOGS AND MEASUREMENTS OBTAINED. THE BASIC DETAILS AND OPERATING CHARACTERISTICS OF THE ROAD LOGGER ARE DISCUSSED, THE VARIOUS SOIL SOMPOSITIONS ARE LISTED AND AN INTERPRETATION OF THE LOGS IS GIVEN FOR THE VARIOUS SOIL TYPES ENCOUNTERED. A CORRELATION STUDY WITH THE DEPARTMENT'S PORTABLE MOISTURE AND DENSITY GAUGES WAS UNDERTAKEN AND THE RESULTS OBTAINED ARE PRESENTED. COST FACTORS ARE GIVEN AND CONCLUSIONS ARE REACHED CONCERNING THE ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF THE ROAD LOGGER TO THE NEEDS OF THE DEPARTMENT.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Ontario Ministry of Transportation & Communic, Can

    1201 Wilson Avenue
    Downsview, Ontario M3M 1J8,   Canada 
  • Authors:
    • Langland, R W
  • Publication Date: 1971-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: 33 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00206600
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Roads & Transportation Assoc /Canada
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 38search Report
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 27 1974 12:00AM