Category: Compaction

Laboratory compaction test- Standard Proctor compaction test of Soil

Laboratory compaction test- Standard Proctor compaction test of Soil

Standard Proctor compaction test The object of this test is to determine the relationship between the water content and dry density of soil and also to determine the optimum moisture content corresponding to maximum dry density. Laboratory compaction test; Standard Proctor compaction test of soil are described below Test Apparatus  The Apparatus used for this place … Continue reading Laboratory compaction test- Standard Proctor compaction test of Soil

What is Degree Of Compaction, Optimum Moisture Content and Compacting Effort -Soil

Degree Of Compaction The ratio of the field dry density (determined by core cutter or any other method )to the maximum dry density determined in the laboratory (by Proctor apparatus) is Called degree of compaction.   Degree of compaction = Field dry density / maximum dry density determined in the laboratory.  For non-cohesive soil, it … Continue reading What is Degree Of Compaction, Optimum Moisture Content and Compacting Effort -Soil

Suitability Of Various Compaction Equipments

Suitability Of Various Compaction Equipment a) Smooth wheeled rollers are most suited for compacting crushed rock, hard core, mechanically stable gravel and sand. They also give satisfactory results for moderately cohesive soils. b) Vibrating type equipment, crawler tractors and rubber-tyred rollers are effective for compacting cohesionless sand and gravels. c) Sheep-foot rollers are suitable for … Continue reading Suitability Of Various Compaction Equipments

Field Compaction Methods of Soil and Equipment Use

Field Compaction Methods of Soil Compaction of soils of subgrade of roads, earthen embankment and other earth fills may be done in the field by three methods: a) Rollingb) Rammingc) Vibration Use of Equipment For Field Compaction of Soil Following equipment are used for field compaction of soil: The rolling equipment a) Smooth wheeled rollerb) Pneumatic tyred rollerc) Sheep foot rollerd) Lorries … Continue reading Field Compaction Methods of Soil and Equipment Use

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 compaction2. Compacting effort3. Type of soil4. Uniformity of soil water mixture5. The particle size distribution of the soil sample6. Moisture content in the sample7. Original soil condition8. Addition of admixture Type of soil The maximum dry … Continue reading 8 Factors Affecting The Compaction Of Soil