Rapid Impact Compaction
what it is:
Shallow ground densification using energy waves from a hydraulic hammer weighing 7.7 to 9.9 tons that rapidly and repeatedly impacts the ground at 40 or more blows per minute.
how it works:
The arrangement and careful calculation of the impact points of the pounders, as well as the other parameters of the treatment (energy, phasing, rest periods), are determined based on the characteristics of the soil and results of the trial zone.
why it’s used:
Reduce liquefaction and seismic-induced settlement, increase bearing capacity, reduce long term settlement and collapse voids. Lower levels of vibration with higher frequencies are less damaging to existing structures where Dynamic Compaction cannot be used.
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