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TOPIC: STANDARD PROCTOR COMPACTION

TEST

Department of civil engineering MUST Mirpur 1


GROUP: C

 HAMZA RAFIQUE FA16-BCV-079


 KHUSHI MUHAMMAD FA16-BCV-080
 SYED ABDUL MANAF FA16-BCV-081
 SYED HAIDER SHAH FA16-BCV-082

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STANDARD PROCTOR COMPACTION TEST

 Reference:
ASTM-D-698

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Objectives:
To obtain the relationship between water content
and dry unit weight by using standard proctor compaction test.
To determined the maximum dry unit weight and
optimum water content.
Related Theory:
Compaction:
Compaction is the process of deformation of soil by
reducing air voids and degree of compaction is measured in terms of its
dry unit weight.

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Apparatus:
 Cylinder mold
 Oven
 Metal remover
 Sieve #3/8
 Metal tray
 Trowel or scope

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Procedure:
 The soil is air dried and then separated into 4 to 6 cylinders.
 The water content of each sample is adjusted by adding water (3%
to 5% increment).
 The soil is then compacted in three layers with 25 blows of
hammer
 Before placing each new layer, the surface of previous layer is
scratched in order to ensure a uniform distribution of the
compaction effects.

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Procedure:
 At the end of the test, after removing and drying of the sample,
the dry density and the water content of the sample is determined
for each Proctor compaction test.
 Based on the whole set of results, a curve is plotted for the dry
unit weight (or density) as a function of the water content.
 From this curve, the optimum water content to reach the
maximum dry density can be obtained.

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Observation and Calculations:


S NO. Volume of Mass of Moist Moisture Dry
proctor wet soil density content density
mold cm3 kg Kg/m3 % Kg/m3

1 943.3 1.48 1568.96 8.2 1447.38

2 943.3 1.88 1993.00 10.2 1808.53

3 943.3 2.12 2247.43 12.3 2001.27

4 943.3 1.82 1929.40 14.6 1683.60

5 943.3
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Graph:

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Precaution
 Weighs the sample carefully.
 Ensure a uniform distribution of blows.
 Rammer should be dropped from controlled height.
 Mix the water in soil thoroughly.

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Results:
 Maximum dry density = 2020kg/m3.
 Optimum moisture content = 13%.

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