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Mini Compaction Test Apparatus for Fine Grained Soils

Sridharan, A and Sivapullaiah, PV (2005) Mini Compaction Test Apparatus for Fine Grained Soils. In: Geotechnical Testing, 28 (3).

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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.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to American Society for Testing and Materials.
Keywords: Compaction;Laboratory tests;Maximum dry unit weight;Modified Proctor test;Optimum water ontent;soils;standard Proctor test
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Civil Engineering
Date Deposited: 30 Apr 2007
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2008 12:23
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/8719

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