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2012 (Vol. 4, Issue: 05)
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Predicting Compaction Characteristics of Lateritic Soil of Western Niger Delta, Nigeria

Felix C. Ugbe
Corresponding Author:  Felix C. Ugbe 

Key words:  Compaction, Niger delta, predictive equations, , , ,
Vol. 4 , (05): 553-559
Submitted Accepted Published
March 23, 2012 April 14, 2012 May 15, 2012

The study was undertaken on the lateritic soils of Western Niger Delta. These soils are generally sandy clays and clayey sands. A total of 152 samples were collected and tested for fines percent, liquid limit, specific gravity, maximum dry density, optimum moisture content using BS procedures. Predictive equations were developed to relate fines percent, liquid limit and specific gravity to compaction characteristics. Following the development of the predictive equations a new set of 47 soil samples were collected, tested and their results were used to validate the predictive equation. Validating the predicting equations using new set of field data yielded prediction of 80 and 90% for MDD and OMC, respectively.
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Felix C. Ugbe, 2012. Predicting Compaction Characteristics of Lateritic Soil of Western Niger Delta, Nigeria.  Research Journal of Environmental and Earth Sciences, 4(05): 553-559.
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