relative compaction

relative compaction

[′rel·əd·iv kəm′pak·shən]
(engineering)
The percentage ratio of the field density of soil to the maximum density as determined by standard compaction.

relative compaction

The dry density of soil in the field expressed as a percentage of the density of the soil after it has been subjected to a standard amount of compaction.
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backfill from spring line to three inches below finished grade with class 2 aggregate basecompacted to 95% relative compaction.
da Silva AP, Kay BD, Perfect E (1997) Management versus inherent soil properties effects on bulk density and relative compaction.
Twerdoff DA, Chanasyk DS, Mapfumo E, Naeth MA, Baron VS (1999) Impacts of forage grazing and cultivation on near-surface relative compaction.
Under standardised conditions this relationship is measured using the Proctor test, and varies with texture and other properties, so other concepts (Carter 1990; Lipiec and Hakansson 2000) including relative compaction and degree of compactness are discussed below.
A specialized sheepsfoot roller compacted the treated section of the road to a minimum of 95 percent relative compaction.
The field core soil BD values and maxBD values (from the compaction test) were used to obtain the relative compaction (RC):
To reach a specified density of 95 percent relative compaction, the initial rolling must be completed before the temperature of the fresh mat drops below 290 [degrees] F.
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