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) Rolling
b) Ramming
c) Vibration

Use of Equipment For Field Compaction of Soil

The following equipments are used for field compaction of soil:

The rolling equipment

a) Smooth wheeled roller.
b) Pneumatic tyred roller.
c) Sheep foot roller.
d) Lorries and pneumatic tyred roller.
e) Track laying vehicle.

The ramming equipment

a) Dropping weight type
b) Internal combustion type
c) Pneumatic type

The vibrating equipment

a) Dropping weight type
b) Pulsating hydraulic type

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