Rockfill Placement and Compaction Guidelines

    Volume 16, Issue 1 (March 1993)

    ISSN: 0149-6115


    Page Count: 9

    Breitenbach, AJ
    Project manager, Denver office of Welsh Engineering Science & Technology, Inc. (WESTEC), Englewood, CO


    The purpose of this article is to establish general guidelines for rockfill placement and compaction procedures. The guidelines are based on experience gained from the design and construction of several large rockfill tailing dams in the western United States. Valuable rockfill information was obtained from construction test fills using test procedures similar to those developed by the Corps of Engineers in the 1960s and modified for modern-day compaction equipment. The rockfill guidelines establish basic procedures that can be readily adapted to site-specific conditions.

    Paper ID: GTJ10270J

    DOI: 10.1520/GTJ10270J

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    Title Rockfill Placement and Compaction Guidelines
    Symposium , 0000-00-00
    Committee D18