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Compact

An agreement, treaty, or contract.

The term compact is most often applied to agreements among states or between nations on matters in which they have a common concern.

The Constitution contains the Compact Clause, which prohibits one state from entering into a compact with another state without the consent of Congress.

COMPACT, contracts. In its more general sense, it signifies an agreement. In its strict sense, it imports a contract between parties, which creates obligations and rights capable of being enforced, and contemplated as such between the parties, in their distinct and independent characters. Story, Const. B. 3, c. 3; Rutherf. Inst. B. 2, c. 6, Sec. 1. 2. The constitution of the United States declares that "no state shall, without the consent of congress, enter into agreement or compact with another state, or with a foreign power." See 11 Pet: 1; 8 Wheat. 1 Bald. R. 60; 11 Pet. 185.

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The compaction is evident by the penetration of quartz grains into the fossils (Fig.
The objective of this study is to obtain an index that can characterize the compaction degree of the rockfill material timely and accurately.
The degrees of compaction of the subgrade are 96% and 93%, respectively, according to the requirements of the current specification in China.
Our research objective is set up as "developing of a new compaction quality supervising system of face rockfill dams during the entire compaction process, which has characteristics of real time, continuous, automatic, and high precision."
The compression mold used to make the crystallized sheet, was however not really appropriate for powder compaction as it contained a cavity with a covering metal plate, and not a male part to press the powder in the cavity.
In contrast, neither R nor F in vascular cylinder was affected under soil compaction.
Region-wise, Western Europe and Asia Pacific represented prominent markets for compaction machines globally in 2014.
Coffey estimated that around 40% of the site would require dynamic replacement, and 60% dynamic compaction. Swissboring, however, arrived at a 90% figure in favour of dynamic replacement."
Alakukku L, Weisskopf P, Chamen WCT, Tijink FGJ, van der Linden JP, Pires S, Sommer C, Spoor G (2003) Prevention strategies for field traffic-induced subsoil compaction: A review.
In the context of root growth, soil strength is a relevant measure of compaction, because it shows the resistance that a given soil has to root penetration.
The use of intelligent compaction was a success in all 10 States.
The compaction behavior of recycled aggregates mixed with 5% to 25% sand, cement and brick was evaluated by Melbouci (2009), who made the following observations: (1) addition of 10% by mass of cement to RCA, leads to the maximum dry density and a low optimum moisture content; (2) Addition to RCA of crushed brick particles having sizes lower than 0.125 mm produces higher dry density values in comparison to the case of RCA blended with sand; (3) Among all addition of 5% and 10% the highest dry density is that of mixes with the cement; (4) Adding 5% brick or 10% sand or cement increases the immediate CBR values, the soaked CBR values of the mixes containing crushed brick were less than the corresponding immediate CBR values.