Comacting Earth Dams with Heavy Tamping Rollers

by Jack W. Hilf,

Serial Information: Journal of the Soil Mechanics and Foundations Division, 1957, Vol. 83, Issue 2, Pg. 1-28

Document Type: Journal Paper


The results of compacting 39 Bureau of Reclamation earth dams by heavy tamping rollers are compared with the laboratory standard compaction test. A statistical method of obtaining roller curves from control tests made during construction is presented. The results of this type of analysis on 3 dams which represent a wide range of impervious soils are given.

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

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