8 Factors Affecting The Compaction Of Soil

Factors Affecting The Compaction Of Soil

8 Factors that affect the performance of compaction are as follows:
1. Type of compaction
2. Compacting effort
3. Type of soil
4. Uniformity of soil water mixture
5. The particle size distribution of the soil sample
6. Moisture content in the sample
7. Original soil condition
8. Addition of admixture

Type of soil

The maximum dry density achieved depends largely on the soil type. Well graded coarse-grained soils achieve a much higher density and lower optimum water content than fine-grained soils.

Addition of admixture

A number of admixtures can change the compaction property of soil. These admixtures are particularly applied in stabilized soil construction.

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