MECHANICAL EQUIPMENT FOR THE GRANULOMETRIC ANALYSIS OF SOILS BY WET PROCESSES

EQUIPO MECANICO PARA EL ANALISIS GRANULOMETRICO DE SUELOS POR VIA HUMEDA

The granulometric analysis of clayey soils by let process presents difficulties with regard to the separation of fine elements (which pass through no. 200 a.s.t.m. Sieve) in order to overcome this difficulty, the provincial directorate of highways of corrientes (Argentina) has constructed a mechanical device which prevents the clogging up of sieves, errors by personnel, etc. The above device consists of: a( a vibratory platform and b( two batteries, on the vibratory platform. In each platform there is A recipient which collects the material not retained by the sieve, this material is taken outside by means of A transparent pipe-line. Water distributors have been arranged in such suitable manner that the mixture is homogeneous. The equipment needs two operators. On of whom extracts the mixture from the recipient, disperses it and handles the equipment; the other removes the sieves, places the spare set in position extracts what has been retained in each set of sieves for subsequent drying. The drying time is approximately 10 minutes. The results have been satisfactory. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Revista de la Direccion Provincial de Vialidad

    Rivadavia 1450, Catamarca No 1515
    Corrientes,   Argentina 
  • Authors:
    • Delupi, R M
    • Barrios, D
  • Publication Date: 1973-1-6

Language

  • Spanish

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 31-35
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00096195
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation & Soil Mechanics Laboratory, Spain
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1975 12:00AM