Publication Abstract

Proceeding of the 2018 DFI-EFFC International Conference on Deep Foundations and Ground Improvement, Rome, Italy, (DFI, EFFC)

Assessing the Effectiveness of RIC/RDC Technique for Deep Fill Compaction Application
Aymen Brik, Technical Manager and Emmanouil Spyropoulos, Geotechnical Engineer

Rapid Impact/Dynamic Compaction (RIC/RDC) is a recently developed ground densification technique that offers cost-effective alternatives among other conventional compaction methods (i.e roller compaction) and deep densification techniques (i.e Dynamic Compaction, Vibro Compaction). The use of Rapid Impact/Dynamic Compaction (RIC/RDC) technique is fast-growing in the Middle East due to substantial time and cost saving benefits especially in large scale projects. A special trial program has been developed in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia as to identify the potential of RIC/RDC in compacting fill material of considerable thickness in a single run, based on different options of locally available material. The present paper discusses results and recommendations obtained from the trial.

 article #3045; publication #1040 (ROME-2018)