DETERMINATION OF CONSISTENCY LIMITS OF SOILS BY MOISTURE- TENSION METHOD

THIRTY-EIGHT SOILS FROM INDIANA WERE USED. THE CERAMIC PLATE APPARATUS WAS USED FOR THE MOISTURE TENSION METHOD. THE EFFECT OF METHOD OF PREPARATION OF SOIL SAMPLES ON THE MOISTURE TENSION METHOD RESULTS WAS EVALUATED. THE REPRODUCIBILITY OF BOTH THE STANDARD ASTM TEST AND THE MOISTURE TENSION METHOD RESULTS WERE STUDIED. THE RESULTS INDICATED THAT A LINEAR RELATIONSHIP EXISTS BETWEEN THE CONSISTENCY LIMITS AND THE MOISTURE CONTENT, OBTAINED AT VARIOUS PRESSURE INTENSITIES, (6,10, 12 AND 18 PSI). THE RESULTS STRONGLY SUGGEST THAT THE MOISTURE TENSION TEST CAN BE USED ON A ROUTINE BASIS FOR DETERMINING THE CONSISTENCY LIMITS OF SOILS. /AUTHOR/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Purdue University/Indiana Department of Transportation JHRP

    Purdue University, School of Civil Engineering
    West Lafayette, IN  USA  47907-1284
  • Authors:
    • Gadallah, A A
  • Publication Date: 1973-2-8

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  • Accession Number: 00238109
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: No C-36-5k Final Rept
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 25 1973 12:00AM