GRAIN-SIZE DISTRIBUTION FOR SMALLEST POSSIBLE VOID RATIO. TECHNICAL NOTE

The author of this technical note previously derived theoretical formulations for void ratio as a function of grain-size distribution. Now, these formulations are used to find the grain-size distributions that give the smallest possible void ratio for highly densified, cohesionless soils and similar materials that have different ratios for their largest and smallest grain sizes. Numerical and analytical techniques are applied. Depending on the material values, those that consist of two or three grain-size fractions with grading gaps between them have the smallest void ratios. Within the fine and coarse fractions, the grain sizes need to be uniform. The required grading of the medium fraction depends on the characteristics of the fine and coarse fractions.

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  • English

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  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 74-77
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  • Accession Number: 00716448
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 13 1996 12:00AM