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By Edward J. Monahan

The compaction advisor to larger gains, much less trouble. advance your final analysis with the specialist, effective soil compaction options and technological options during this absolutely up-to-date moment variation. This revision will give you the contractor, fill inspector, and geotechnical engineer with higher insurance of environmental issues, including.* Septic method website research, assessment, layout, and development, plus present approach protection, fix, upkeep, and administration* the newest makes use of of man-made fills from round the world--foam plastics, Elastizell, Geocell, Solite, and waste material like shredded tires and wooden chips* New fabric and precious case reports at the correlation of normal and changed Proctor densities and a mode for deciding on numerical values of bearing capacities for Proctor densitiesIn addition to the present cutting-edge of fill expertise, easy insights into soil habit are supplied. leading edge and patented equipment of layout are provided, particularly worthy for younger practitioners and people liable for their supervision and carrying on with schooling. Reviewed as "conversational," "humorous," "full of wisdom," and "practical," this surprisingly readable source is a profit-maker no building specialist can find the money for to do with no.

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Weigh chunks and place in oven (105°C) overnight, or until dry weight does not change. Compute the dry density: where W = weight of soil in mold V = volume of mold w, = compaction moisture (expressed as decimal) 9. 1). 5 SUMMARY 1. Undulating fill means that the fill is too wet for the energy of the compactor being used. 2. Optimum moisture content of a soil decreases with increasing compaction energy. 3. 4 is an excellent aid in estimating the approximate range of optimum moisture content for any soil.

Accurate textural descriptions and related index properties were not obtained for most of the soils, but it appears safe to conclude that, in general, 95% standard Proctor conforms to percentages considerably less than the 93 value used in Case Histories 2 and 3. ” As a result of my concern with the problems described, I developed an explicit method for specifying percentage soil compaction (Monahan, 1974). Because of research and additional analyses,certain improvementshave been made. Following is a description of the method, with explanations of the need for further modifications, and suggestions for research to improve and extend the method toward broader applicability in practice.

4” is present, it is sensible to use a larger mold and a correspondinglylarger exclusion size. A Gin-diameter mold, with a +%-in. exclusion, is common. If this option is exercised,the energy should be increased to about 55 blows per layer for the modified Proctor test. To account for the material excluded in the compaction test, a correction should be made to field density values, based upon differences in excluded material between the laboratory and field (density hole) samples. 6. Add moisture to each air-dried batch to produce moisture contents in 23% increments in the anticipated range encompassing optimum moisture content.

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