Evaluation of Dynamic Methods for Earthwork Assessment

Open access


Rapid development of road construction imposes requests on fast and quality methods for earthwork quality evaluation. Dynamic methods are now adopted in numerous civil engineering sections. Especially evaluation of the earthwork quality can be sped up using dynamic equipment. This paper presents the results of the parallel measurements of chosen devices for determining the level of compaction of soils. Measurements were used to develop the correlations between values obtained from various apparatuses. Correlations show that examined apparatuses are suitable for examination of compaction level of fine-grained soils with consideration of boundary conditions of used equipment. Presented methods are quick and results can be obtained immediately after measurement, and they are thus suitable in cases when construction works have to be performed in a short period of time.

[1] DECKÝ, M. - DRUSA, M., et al.: Designing and control of quality of earth works of engineering structures (In Slovak). Žilina: BTO Print, 2009, ISBN 978-80-970139-1-2.

[2] GeoGauge™ User Guide. Humboldt Mfg. Co., 2007.

[3] CLEGG, B.: Clegg Impact Soil Tester Technical Note. Calculation of Penetration and Elastic Modulus from CIV. Jolimont, 1994.

[4] STN 72 1001:2010: Classification of soil and rock.

[5] STN EN ISO 14688-2: Geotechnical investigation and testing. Identification and classification of soil. Part 2: Principles for a classification.

[6] DRUSA, M.: Improvement in evaluation of neogenous soils by CPT testing. Proceeding of 12th international multidisciplinary scientific geoconference. 17-23, June 2012, Albena, Bulgaria. Sofia: STEF92 Technology, 2012, p. 151-158, ISSN 1314-2704.

[7] DECKÝ, M. - DRUSA, M. - PEPUCHA, Ľ. - ZGÚTOVÁ, K.: Earth Structures of Transport Constructions. Pearson Education Limited 2013, Edinburg Gate, Harlow, Essex CM20 2JE, p. 180, ISBN 978-1-78399-925-5.

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Stavebné a environmentálne inžinierstvo

Journal Information

Cited By


All Time Past Year Past 30 Days
Abstract Views 0 0 0
Full Text Views 135 135 25
PDF Downloads 63 63 7