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During the past 25 years, dynamic compaction has become an increasingly popular technique for densifying uncontrolled fills and loose natural deposits. Dynamic compaction is highly cost effective in urban areas with relatively high land values. An undesirable feature of dynamic compaction, however, is the generation of ground vibrations caused by the dropping weight. Equations are presented for estimating the anticipated peak particle velocities resulting from dynamic compaction. The equations are developed from empirical correlations developed from past projects.

This article is intended to provide engineers and owners with guidelines of how to predict vibration levels for dynamic compaction sites.

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Ground Vibrations With Dynamic Compaction