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The Influence of Acceleration on the Efficiency of Sand Compaction Tests Conducted on a Vibrating Table
 
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University of Zielona Góra, Faculty of Civil and Environmental, Engineering, Z. Szafrana st 1, 65-516 , Zielona Góra, Poland
 
 
Online publication date: 2017-05-17
 
 
Publication date: 2017-03-28
 
 
Civil and Environmental Engineering Reports 2017;24(1):169–183
 
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The paper presents a standard vibrating table for fresh concrete testing adopted for determination of maximum dry density (ρdmax) of sand. Vibration is an efficient method for coarse soil compaction therefore vibrating tables are useful for ρdmax determination. Acceleration that the soil is subject to is one of the basic parameters of efficient compaction. A vibrating table with inertial excitation was supplemented by a frequency converter and subjected to dynamic tests. The results of measurements of dynamic parameters are included. The paper presents problems connected with this method and describes the relationship between efficiency of compaction and accelerations which the soil is subjected to.
 
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