Difference between Compaction and Consolidation of Soil

Consolidation and compaction are totally different process. Though both process results a reduction in volume, it is important to know the difference between them. 

DIFFERENCE BETWEEN COMPACTION AND CONSOLIDATION ARE AS FOLLOWS:

Compaction

  1. It is a instant process, it can be used for all type of soil.
  2. It is an artificial process.
  3. Dynamic loads by rapid mechanical methods like tamping, rolling and vibration are applied for a small interval in soil compaction.
  4. In compaction, soil changes from partially to fully saturation condition.
  5. Compaction is due to expulsion and compression of air in soil mass under short duration by moving or vibratory loads.
  6. Dry density of soil increases but water content will remains same.

Consolidation 

  1. It is a slow process, it can be used for only clayey type of soil.
  2. It is a natural process.
  3. Static and sustained loading is applied for a long interval in soil consolidation.
  4. In consolidation, soil remains in fully saturation condition.
  5. Consolidation is due to expulsion of pore water from voids under steady, static,long term load.
  6. Dry density of soil increases but water content will decreases.

Difference in the form of table:

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Difference between Compaction and Consolidation of Soil

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