Compacting Earth Dams With Heavy Tamping Rollers

by Jack W. Hilf,

Serial Information: Transactions of the American Society of Civil Engineers, 1959, Vol. 124, Issue 1, Pg. 409-435

Document Type: Journal Paper


Results of compacting 39 Bureau of Reclamation earth dams by heavy tramping rollers compared with laboratory standard compaction test; statistical method of obtaining roller curves from control tests made during construction; results of analysis on 3 dams which represent wide range of impervious soils. (26 refs.)

Subject Headings: Compacted soils | Earthfill dams | Construction methods | Soil analysis | Soil tests | Laboratory tests | Statistics | Bureau of Reclamation

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