Soil Compaction

  • Chester I. DuncanJr.


Soil compaction is a process whereby a layer of soil is densified by forcing air out of the voids. The effects of soil compaction are as follows:
  1. 1.

    The thickness of the layer (or total volume) is slightly decreased.

  2. 2.

    There can be a significant increase in unit weight (density).

  3. 3.

    There is a corresponding increase in shear strength.

  4. 4.

    The settlement of the compacted soil will be substantially less than that of the uncompacted soil.



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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Chester I. DuncanJr.
    • 1
  1. 1.The University of Texas at ArlingtonUSA

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