Ground Improvement: A 2017 Discussion on Dynamic Compaction (Woods, 2017)

Founded by Louis Menard in France during the early 1970s, dynamic compaction has become one of the most versatile and cost-effective methods of ground improvement in the world. Primarily applicable to granular soils, dynamic compaction has been proven to be equally as successful at improving urban fill materials, mine spoils, liquefiable sands, and collapsible soils. In specialized instances, such as mine spoil and karst topography sites, dynamic compaction has also proven to be highly effective, even considering the high amount of fine-grained soils generally present at these types of sites.