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.



Relative Density Void Ratio Soil Compaction Optimum Moisture Content Soil Group 
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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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