Distinguished Professor, RV College of Engineering and Adjunct Professor, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
Professor and Head, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
Professor, Emeritus Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore,
Geotechnical Consultant, Somesha Geosciences Pte. Ltd.,
(Received 17 October 2005; accepted 25 May 2006)
Compaction as a practical means of achieving the desired strength, compressibility, and permeability characteristics of fine-grained soils has been appreciated since the time early earth structures were built. In this paper, simple phenomenological relationships are proposed for estimating compaction characteristics, based on the analysis of compaction curves of fine-grained soils for different compactive efforts. A simple stepwise procedure is presented for adoption, the validity of which has been demonstrated from laboratory test data for this purpose.
Paper ID: GTJ100009