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    Constructing and Controlling Compaction of Earth Fills

    Shanklin DW, Talbot JR, Rademacher KR
    Published: 2000

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    This unique volume explores the use of various standardized methods for specifying and controlling the compaction of soils for engineered constructed earth fills. Topics address the historical background, current state-of-the-art practices, case histories of challenging situations, new concerns regarding appropriate design parameters for compaction control, and new methods to evaluate soil compaction and other related qualities.

    Also included is a paper on the history of the development and use of the nuclear gauge in the quality control of constructed earth fills. The nuclear gauge has had the single largest impact of any technology in the last 30 years in the field of compaction control. Many of the papers in included in this volume use the nuclear gauge as the basis for comparison of the results of field density and water content measurements.

    21 papers divided into 3 sections examine:

    • Compaction Control Technology and Comparison of Current Methods

    • Applications and Lessons Learned in the Field

    • Soil Liner Construction and New Compaction Technology

    For Geotechnical, Civil, and Construction Engineers

    Table of Contents

    Development and Industry Acceptance of Nuclear Gauges

    Bureau of Reclamation Experience with Construction and Control of Earth Materials for Hydraulic Structures

    Variability in Field Density Tests

    NRCS Experience with Field Density Test Methods Including the Sand-Cone, Nuclear Gage, Rubber Balloon, Drive-Cylinder, and Clod Test

    Compactive Effort Applied by Hand-Operated Compactors

    Equation for Complete Compaction Curve of Fine-grained Soils and Its Applications

    Construction Quality Control Testing of Compacted Fills: Optimum Moisture-Density Values

    Historical Perspectives on Earthwork Engineering and Creating a Passion for Earthwork Excellence

    Compaction Control to Minimize Settlement of Fill Supporting a Shopping Center

    Compaction Control Bermuda Sports Centre

    Dynamic Compaction of Surface Mine Spoils to Limit Settlements Within Commercial Developments

    Compaction and Performance of Loess Embankments

    Evaluation of Procedures Presented in TR-26 and TR-27 for Design and Construction of Earth Fills Using Soil Containing Oversize Rock Particles

    Comparison of Laboratory Data and Field Performance for Fills Subject to Hydrocompression

    Proposed Compaction Specifications to Minimize Hydrocompression-Induced Settlements in Fills Supporting Residential Structures

    The Effect of Soil Composition and Moisture Content on Dry Density and Hydraulic Conductivity of Clays

    Impact of Heavy Metals (Pb, Zn, and Cr) on the Hydraulic Conductivity of Sand/Bentonite Liner

    Compaction Conditions and Scale-Dependent Hydraulic Conductivity of Compacted Clay Liners

    Variability of Initial Subgrade Modulus at Ohio SHRP Test Road

    Quality Control of Earth Fills Using Time Domain Reflectometry (TDR)

    Quality Control of Compacted Layers with Field and Laboratory Seismic Testing Devices

    Compaction and Performance of Loess Embankments

    Author Index

    Subject Index

    Committee: D18

    DOI: 10.1520/STP1384-EB

    ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-5432-2

    ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-2859-0