Volume 28, Issue 3 (May 2005)

    Mini Compaction Test Apparatus for Fine Grained Soils

    (Received 3 February 2004; accepted 27 September 2004)

    Published Online: 2005

    CODEN: GTJOAD

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    Abstract

    The standard and modified Proctor compaction tests are devised to establish dry unit weight-water content relationships for a soil under controlled conditions, such as compactive effort, water content, etc. This paper presents a mini compaction apparatus primarily for use in fine grained soils, which requires only about 1/10th volume of soil needed for the standard and modified Proctor test. Additionally, the time and effort involved in carrying out the compaction test is much less. Also, the compacted soil sample, after trimming, can be used for strength tests.


    Author Information:

    Sridharan, A
    Emeritus Professor and Associate Professor, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore,

    Sivapullaiah, PV
    Emeritus Professor and Associate Professor, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore,


    Stock #: GTJ12542

    ISSN: 0149-6115

    DOI: 10.1520/GTJ12542

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    Title Mini Compaction Test Apparatus for Fine Grained Soils
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    Committee D18