TWO ASPECTS OF THE USE OF THE MOISTURE CONDITION APPARTUS

In two recent publications by Parsons (1977) and Ingoldby and Parsons (1977), the Transport and Road Research Laboratory has proposed the use of a single apparatus to classify the suitability of granular and cohesive soils, as well as chalk, for use as common embankment fill. This paper presents the preliminary findings on two of the uses of the apparatus--for determining the suitability of clay as fill, and for classifying chalk. A preliminary study of the moisture condition apparatus has shown it to be a good device for assessing the suitability of cohesive fill, since its results correlate well with undrained shear strength and the suitability limit varies little with plasticity. In contrast the same apparatus does not seem well adapted to the classification of chalk for earthworks. In addition based on Classification Chart of Ingoldby & Parsons (1977) the chalk crushing value can have a rather smaller effect on the classification of a chalk than the inaccuracies of the method of determining its saturated moisture content. /Author/

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    Foundation Publications Limited

    7 Ongar Road
    Brentwood CM15 9AU, Essex,   England 
  • Authors:
    • CLAYTON, CRI
  • Publication Date: 1979-5

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 44-48
  • Serial:
    • GROUND ENGINEERING
    • Volume: 12
    • Issue Number: 4
    • Publisher: EMAP CONSTRUCT LIMITED
    • ISSN: 0017-4653

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00301153
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 27 1979 12:00AM