Rolling Dynamic Compaction

Dr Brendan Scott

This presentation will focus on Brendan’s PhD thesis entitled “The Impact of Rolling Dynamic Compaction.” This research quantified the effectiveness of the 8-tonne 4 sided impact roller in terms of towing speed, depth of influence and the energy delivered to the ground. The in-ground soil response was measured in real-time using bespoke instrumentation in full-scale field trials.

This presentation will discuss practical applications and limitations of impact rolling, as well as key results and findings, including equations that were developed from this research to allow practitioners to predict the depths that could be improved to enable rolling dynamic compaction to be used and applied with greater confidence. Field trial results will be compared to a number of projects and case studies that have used the 4 sided impact roller.

About the speaker

Dr Brendan Scott Lecturer in Geotechnical Engineering, School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering, The University of Adelaide

Brendan’s research interests include ground improvement, unsaturated soils and in-situ testing. Prior to his current role as a lecturer, Brendan was the Manager of EngTest for 5 years, which is the commercial arm of the School of Civil, Environmental & Mining Engineering at The University of Adelaide that conducts commercial testing, consulting and contract research. Prior to working at The University of Adelaide, Brendan worked for 8 years in consulting, where he gained experience in a variety of engineering projects in the commercial, residential and industrial sectors. Brendan is a Member of the Australian Geomechanics Society and the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering.

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