Strong correlation between the laboratory dynamic CBR and the compaction characteristics of sandy soil

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Construction of earth structures involves the use of compacted soils. In roads construction quality controls like the bearing capacity of the subgrade, base and subbase layers, CBR values and compaction characteristics are primarily important. In Sweden, it has become interesting to correlate new testing parameters collected by simple tests to the conventional compaction parameters collected from modified Proctor tests. This action will help in assessing the bearing capacity of the selected material simply and quickly using the recent developed techniques instead of the conventional techniques which have been considered as time consuming methods. The aim of this study is to demonstrate that the laboratory dynamic California bearing ratio (CBRLD) test can be used as a method of compaction assessment of selected subgrade soil. Moreover, it has been demonstrated in this study that the CBRLD can strongly be correlated to the compaction densities and molding water contents using polynomial correlation and a best-fit multiple regression model for a wide range of molding water contents. In addition, the repeatability of the dynamic laboratory CBR test was examined as discussed in the current article.

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