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Soil compaction and compaction equipment

Elizzi, Mohamed Ayoub

Scope of Study: The purpose of this report is to study soil compaction in both the field and the laboratory. The main part of this report is a discussion of soil compaction from the construction point of view, including discussion of field compaction equipment and factors affecting the compaction of soil in earthwork construction.

Findings and Conclusions: Compaction of soil is a subject quite vast and complex. It depends upon many variables including soil type, moisture content, amount and nature of compactive effort, and the degree of compaction specified. So it is nearly impossible to offer a solution to all its problems. The final determination of these factors must be based upon the results of laboratory tests with the judgment and experience of the engineer or the contractor.