percent compaction

percent compaction

[pər′sent kəm′pak·shən]
(engineering)
The ratio, expressed as a percentage, of dry unit weight of a soil to maximum unit weight obtained in a laboratory compaction test.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The percent compaction required for embankments (i.e.
Milone said that a compaction test was made by an independent expert that showed Accadia's method of compaction was appropriate and exceeded the minimum 95 percent compaction required.
However the results from some other researches indicated a rather poor correlation between PFWD modulus and percent compaction for pavement layers (James et al.
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Next he brought in engineered fill, laid down and compacted in 6-inch layers to bring the soil to 98 percent compaction, tested on site by a soils engineer.
The treated roads can always be driven on with safety at 100 percent compaction because this ensures that the road is stable.
Some even claim that dumping in gravel and crushed rock will result in 95 percent compaction meaning that the density of the dumped soil is 95 percent of the maximum density for that soil.
modulus of deformation, constrained modulus) can easily double when the density increases from 85 to 95 percent compaction (Gemperline and Gemperline 2011).
The goal of a 92 percent compaction rate was achieved.
lifts, and compacted to a minimum of 90 percent compaction via the modified proctor method.
Using a Dynapac CC-50 vibratory compactor, 16 passes were required to achieve 98.6 percent compaction. This represents a two-fold increase over the compaction effort usually required to achieve the same level of compaction on our standard pavements.