Publications / 2016 Proceedings of the 33rd ISARC, Auburn, USA

Suggestion of the Ground Stiffness Estimative Method with the Running Speed of a Plate Compactor

Takeshi Hashimoto, Kenichi Fujino and Kazuyoshi Tateyama
Pages 421-427 (2016 Proceedings of the 33rd ISARC, Auburn, USA, ISBN 978-1-5108-2992-3, ISSN 2413-5844)

A reversible plate compactor, that is one type of small compaction machine, travels by performing small jumps forward or backward according to its own vibration and resistance from the ground. So it is assumed that its running speed is affected by the stiffness of the ground. Therefore it is thought that it would be possible to estimate ground stiffness by measuring the running speed of a reversible plate compactor using an inexpensive method (stopwatch etc.).

Keywords: soil compaction, ground stiffness, reversible vibratory plate compactor, running speed