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    Explosive Compaction

    Explosive Compaction (EC) involves placing a charge at depth in a borehole in loose soil and then detonating the charge It is generally used in sands to silty sands or sands and gravels Several charges are fired at one time, with delays between...
    Dynamic compaction

    Dynamic Compaction Techniques

    Dynamic compaction is a technique used for in-situ densification of granular soil deposits by heavy impact This technique primarily involves dropping a heavy weight repeatedly on the ground surface at a regular grid of impact points Compaction of...
    Vibratory surface compaction

    Vibratory Surface Compaction

    Vibratory surface compaction is a method used on the surface of a reclamation area to increase the density, shear strength, and stiffness of the fill This compaction method is undertaken at the surface of the site using vibratory rollers, plates...
    Compaction

    Compaction

    Compaction is used to increase the density of fill and improve properties such as compressibility, shear resistance and resistance against liquefaction Compaction Compaction is typically expressed in terms of relative density and effective stress...
    “Facts About Soil Improvement” describes how to accelerate the consolidation of reclaimed land increasing its strength to bear the weight of construction.

    Soil Improvement

    “Facts About Soil Improvement” describes how to accelerate the consolidation of reclaimed land increasing its strength to bear the weight of construction Potential reclamation sites are shallow coastal zones or marshy lowlands and the soil in...
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    Facts About

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    Six Sigma Quality Improvement of Compaction at the new Doha International Airport Project

    Six Sigma Quality Improvement of Compaction at the new Doha International Airport Project

    The New Doha International Airport project in Qatar comprises amongst other things the construction of a 22-km2 reclamation area The hydraulically reclaimed fill is compacted using a combination of compaction techniques, amongst which High Energy...
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    Ennore Breakwater Construction

    Ennore Breakwater Construction

    Monsoons at Ennore on the eastern coast of India are a problem Part of building the new port was the construction of two breakwaters to protect the harbour against waves and sedimentation, for which a new method of compaction was...
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