Relative Density and Relative Compaction

by Kenneth L. Lee, (A.M.ASCE), Assoc. Prof. of Engrg.; Univ. of California, Los Angeles, CA,
Awtar Singh, (M.ASCE), Asst. Prof. of Engrg.; Univ. of California, Los Angeles, CA,


Serial Information: Journal of the Soil Mechanics and Foundations Division, 1971, Vol. 97, Issue 7, Pg. 1049-1052


Document Type: Journal Paper

Abstract: Since the pioneering work of R. R. Proctor some 40 years ago, soil mechanics engineers and contractors have been accustomed to evaluating a compacted fill in terms of relative compaction. Because of the many similarities, the terms relative compaction and relative density can be confused. The study presented herein was made to show the distinction between terms and to illustrate a simple and practical correlation between them.

Subject Headings: Compacted soils | Compaction (material) | Contractors and subcontractors | Fills | Correlation

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