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Effects of Compaction on Physical Properties of Sand-Soil-Peat Mixtures at Various Moisture Contents1


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  1. Vol. 55 No. 1, p. 7-10

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  1. Walter E. Swartz and
  2. Louis T. Kardos2



Eight soils in sand-soil-peat mixtures reacted differently to compaction as reflected in percolation rates and aeration porosity. Generally, if the mixtures contained 50% or less total sand, compaction at high moisture contents resulted in inadequate percolation rates. Mixtures containing 70% total sand maintained adequate percolation rates under compaction but the average available moisture content of such mixtures was only 1.2 inches per foot of depth.

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