Compactor Force and Energy Measurements

    Volume 16, Issue 4 (December 1993)

    ISSN: 0149-6115

    CODEN: GTJOAD

    Page Count: 8


    Filz, GM
    Assistant professor and associate professor, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA

    Brandon, TL
    Assistant professor and associate professor, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA

    Abstract

    Two hand-operated compactors (a vibrating plate compactor and a rammer compactor) were instrumented to measure the dynamic contact force and energy transfer between compactor and soil. The instrumentation schemes, data acquisition techniques, and data reduction methods are described. The instrumented compactors were operated on two soils: a moist, silty sand and a dry, clean fine sand. The measured forces and energies are presented and compared to the manufacturer's ratings.


    Paper ID: GTJ10284J

    DOI: 10.1520/GTJ10284J

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    Title Compactor Force and Energy Measurements
    Symposium , 0000-00-00
    Committee D18