A micromechanistic interpretation of the Atterberg limits and colloidal activity is made, and, based on this, the role played by these parameters in the interpretation of test data is identified. The study concludes that the liquid limit of soils is a reflection of their surface activity. It is dominantly influenced by the specific surface area and the associated physicochemical potential. The liquid limit is a measure of the water-holding capacity of soils under the influence of interparticle forces. At the liquid limit, the soils have comparable strength. The combined effects of the physicochemical properties are, to a large extent, reflected by the liquid limit. Other conclusions drawn from the study are presented.

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  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 285-296
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  • Accession Number: 00493834
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Apr 30 1990 12:00AM