Accession Number : AD0253432

Title :   SOIL STABILIZATION BY VIBRATION

Corporate Author : NAVAL CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB PORT HUENEME CA

Personal Author(s) : WHITE, C.R.

Report Date : 13 MAR 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 44

Abstract : A theoretical and experimental determination was made of the factors that control vibratory compaction of sand. A 6-1/2-ton vibratory compactor was then designed and built to evaluate the theoretical and experimental findings. The machine effectively compacted sand to depths not previously achieved by conventional compaction equipment. It compacted sand subgrade beneath a flexible pavement while operating on the pavement surface, and it compacted highway base material in fills 20 and 40 inches deep. It also had brief trials on Navy airfield construction. Further studies to reveal vibratory methods for compacting cohesive solis have included theoretical and experimental determination of parameters, and the design and construction of a research compactor for field studies. The new machine was necessary, because the characteristics of the sand compactor were not suitable for compacting cohesive soils. However, field testing and evaluation of the range and degree of effectiveness of the new machine for compacting cohesive soils remain to be authorized and accomplished. (Author)

Descriptors :   *SOILS, AIRPORTS, CONSTRUCTION, DENSITY, LANDING FIELDS, MACHINES, PAVEMENTS, ROADS, STABILIZATION, VIBRATION.

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE