Corpus ID: 44053422

Compaction Variables and Compaction Specification

  title={Compaction Variables and Compaction Specification},
  author={A. G. Altschaeffl and C. Lovell},
Compaction is a mechanical process in which an earthen material is made more dense. The densification occurs as a direct result of the mechanical loading, and is essentially complete at the end of the loading. Volume changes are incurred as a result of a reduction in the quantity of air voids— water content remaining constant. Since it is impractical to squeeze out all the air, the as-compacted condition is a partly saturated one.