Prediction of clay soil compaction

  • Raghavan G
  • McKyes E
  • Beaulieu B
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Field measurements were made of soil density and moisture patterns under different vehicle tire paths with varying external pressures and number of passes. In addition, laboratory index tests were performed to determine the compaction behaviour of the same soil. Using these results, a prediction equation of dry density in terms of applied pressure and moisture content was obtained for the clay soil. A previously developed equation for sandy soil was modified for the complete range of moisture contents encountered. Estimation of shear strength for the clay soil was made using plastic and liquid limits. © 1977.

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  • G. S.V. Raghavan

  • E. McKyes

  • B. Beaulieu

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