COMPACTION CONTROL OF A MAJOR CONSTRUCTION PROJECT WITH THE MICHIGAN NUCLEAR GAGE

DURING THE 1965 FIELD TESTS THE MICHIGAN COMBINATION-TYPE NUCLEAR MOISTURE-DENSITY GAUGE PROVED TO BE A SATISFACTORY MEANS OF EMBANKMENT COMPACTION CONTROL FOR ALL SOIL AND AGGREGATE MATERIALS TESTED. THE TESTING TIME USING THE NUCLEAR GAUGE WAS ABOUT ONE-HALF THAT REQUIRED WITH CONVENTIONAL METHODS. THE CONVENTIONAL RAINHART CHECK TEST INDICATED PROPER JOB CONTROL WITH THE NUCLEAR METHOD. NORMAL JOB SAMPLING PROCEDURES WERE COMPARED WITH STATISTICALLY RANDOM SAMPLING WITH PROMISING RESULTS. FURTHER EXPERIMENTATION IS PLANNED DURING CY 1966 OPERATIONS ON THIS PROJECT DURING WHICH TIME MORE CAREFUL AND COMPLETE EVALUATION OF THE STATISTICAL RANDOM SAMPLING TECHNIQUES WILL BE PERFORMED. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Hpr, R-61 STATE, 4 BPR
  • Corporate Authors:

    Michigan Department of State Highways

    State Highways Building, PO Drawer K
    Lansing, MI  USA  48904
  • Authors:
    • DeFoe, J H
    • Mainfort, R C
  • Publication Date: 1966-9

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  • Accession Number: 00214441
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bureau of Public Roads /US
  • Files: TRIS, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 1 1994 12:00AM