Improved expressions for field values of compaction test parameters

Shukla, S.K., Sivakugan, N., Gandhi, M., and Ahmad, M.K. (2009) Improved expressions for field values of compaction test parameters. Géotechnique, 59 (10). pp. 851-853.

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Abstract

In most compaction test procedures, depending on the size of the compaction mould, a fraction of the soil sample with particle sizes larger than a specific value is discarded. This fact limits the use of laboratory values of compaction test parameters, namely the optimum moisture content and the maximum dry unit weight, for field compaction of soils. This technical note provides improved expressions for determining the optimum moisture content and the maximum dry unit weight of field soil samples on the basis of laboratory compaction test results, which do not consider the larger particles of the field soil samples. The improved expressions would be useful for earthworks, and for developing standards for compaction tests for field applications.

Item ID: 10733
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: compaction; laboratory tests; standards
ISSN: 1751-7656
Date Deposited: 21 Apr 2010 22:58
FoR Codes: 09 ENGINEERING > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090501 Civil Geotechnical Engineering @ 100%
SEO Codes: 87 CONSTRUCTION > 8702 Construction Design > 870201 Civil Construction Design @ 100%
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