Volume 29, Issue 3 (May 2006)
A Convenient Graphical Representation of Compaction Data
The results of compaction tests are usually presented as dry density versus molding water content. In the corresponding graph, the curves of levels of saturation appear as hyperbolas. A new graphical presentation is proposed where the inverse of the dry density is plotted against the molding water content. In this convenient representation, all curves of equal degree of saturation become straight lines, which facilitates plotting and interpolation. It appears also more practical to establish a linkage with other graphs, such as those relating mechanical or hydraulic properties, to void ratio.