SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 1957

The Use of a Vibratory Compactor on Granular Base Courses


The reasons for military interest in vibratory compaction are outlined, and the events leading to construction of a vibratory compactor by the Navy are described. Operating principles are delineated, and results of pilot tests with the machine are revealed. Mention is made of future evaluation tests to be performed.

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White, C.
U. S. Naval Civil Engineering Research and Evaluation Laboratory, Port Hueneme, Calif.
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Developed by Committee: D18
Pages: 67–74
DOI: 10.1520/STP45844S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-6745-2
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-6551-9