THE USE OF THE CONE PENETROMETER TO DETERMINE THE PLASTIC LIMIT OF SOILS

The authors briefly review literature concerned with determining the plastic limit of soils. It is noted that the shear strength of soil at the plastic limit is about one hundred times that at the liquid limit and a redefinition of the plasticity index as that change of water content which produces a hundred fold change of strength is suggested. The cone penetrometer is seen as a logical test for determining the plastic limit in addition to the liquid limit of soils, and equations involved in this method are shown. /TRRL/

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    Foundation Publications Limited

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  • Authors:
    • Wood, D M
    • Wroth, C P
  • Publication Date: 1978-4

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 37
  • Serial:
    • GROUND ENGINEERING
    • Volume: 11
    • Issue Number: 3
    • Publisher: EMAP CONSTRUCT LIMITED
    • ISSN: 0017-4653

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00184315
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 29 1978 12:00AM