Development and Evaluation of Relative Compaction Specifications Using Roller-Based Measurements

    Volume 34, Issue 6 (November 2011)

    ISSN: 0149-6115

    CODEN: GTJOAD

    Published Online: 3 August 2011

    Page Count: 9


    Facas, Norman W.
    Colorado School of Mines,

    Rinehart, Robert V.
    Colorado School of Mines,

    Mooney, Mike A.
    United States Bureau of Reclamation,

    (Received 11 December 2009; accepted 5 April 2011)

    Abstract

    Earthwork quality control/quality assurance specifications are currently being developed and implemented with continuous compaction control (CCC) and intelligent compaction (IC) rollers. This paper presents and explores two methods of using CCC/IC data based on a relative compaction approach. The first method examines the relative change in roller-measured mean compaction level between passes while the second method examines relative changes spatially. The relative compaction methods were implemented on a test site. The relative compaction methods were found to provide improvement over current methods due to their ability to quantitatively assess 100% of the compacted area while decreasing time and cost during the construction process.


    Paper ID: GTJ102915

    DOI: 10.1520/GTJ102915

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    Title Development and Evaluation of Relative Compaction Specifications Using Roller-Based Measurements
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