Relative density and median grain-size correlation from laboratory compaction tests on granular soil

Patra, C.R., Sivakugan, N., and Das, B.M. (2010) Relative density and median grain-size correlation from laboratory compaction tests on granular soil. International Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, 4 (1). pp. 55-62.

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Abstract

Laboratory tests on 55 clean sand samples were conducted to determine the maximum and minimum void ratios (emax and emin) and the void ratios at the optimum water content from standard and modified Proctor compaction tests (es and em). The void ratios [emax, emines, and em] and, hence, the relative density of compaction (Dr) have been correlated to the median grain size (D50) of soils. Predicted values of Dr give results within a range of ±5% compared to those obtained from laboratory tests. The proposed expressions are valuable in compaction control of earthwork and would be well received in the development of compaction specifications.

Item ID: 10840
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: sand; relative density; proctor compaction; maximum and minimum void ratio
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ISSN: 1939-7879
Date Deposited: 17 Aug 2010 00:40
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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