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compact

(kŏm′păkt)
Closely and tightly packed together; solid.
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The experimental design for transverse permeability, shown in Table 1, consisted of six compaction ratios (target panel density/raw material density) for mats formed with 0.076-cm flakes, while mats formed with 0.05-cm and 0.10-cm flakes were subjected to only five compaction ratio levels.
This required the creation of a separate sample for each compaction ratio for a particular flake thickness (Fig.
The experimental design for in-plane permeability consisted of five compaction ratio levels for mats prepared with 0.076-cm-thick flakes and five mats prepared at a compaction ratio of 1.3 for 0.05- and 0.10-cm-thick flakes.
For the compaction ratio corresponding to the 560 kg/[m.sup.3] mats, two additional treatments were applied, consisting of five mats prepared with flakes 0.05 cm thick and five prepared with 0.10-cm-thick flakes.
It has been reported that as soils dry, topsoil compaction from wheeled agricultural implements is less (Silva et al.
When traffic frequency decreases, the compaction factor diminishes; this decrease is more gradual in a wet soil than a dry one (Hamza and Anderson 2005).
Our experiment examines the combined effects of different levels of soil water and a range of external loads (farm tractors) on soil compaction at three soil depths and relates these to the tyre/ground surface area contact between soil and farm machinery.