Effects of Compaction on Physical Properties of Sand-Soil-Peat Mixtures at Various Moisture Contents1
- Walter E. Swartz and
- 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.Please view the pdf by using the Full Text (PDF) link under 'View' to the left.
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