Dynamic Compaction of Hard Rock and Shales

The major objective of this study is to examine the effectiveness of new impact compactors for breaking down and compacting mixtures of hard rocks and soft shales. The value of using this type of equipment for compacting highway subgrades will be examined. A draft specification and construction methods will be provided for possible use on demonstration projects. In the future, the study may examine the effectiveness of the new equipment for compacting other embankment materials, such as durable and non-durable shales and different types of soil.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Final Report: KTC-07-18-SPR339-07-1F


  • English


  • Status: Completed
  • Contract Numbers:

    KYSPR 07-339

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

    State Office Building, Clinton and High Streets
    Frankfort, KY  USA  40622
  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Kentucky, Lexington

    Kentucky Transportation Center
    College of Engineering, 176 Raymond Building
    Lexington, KY  USA  40506-0281
  • Principal Investigators:

    Hopkins, Tommy

  • Start Date: 20060701
  • Source Data: RiP Project 12396

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01460491
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: University of Kentucky, Lexington
  • Contract Numbers: KYSPR 07-339
  • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 1:26PM