Volume 30, Issue 4 (July 2007)

    An Alternative Test Method for Assessingqa Consistency Limits

    (Received 13 June 2006; accepted 5 December 2006)

    Published Online: 2007

    CODEN: GTJOAD

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    Abstract

    Experiments were conducted to assess simpler alternatives for estimating the Atterberg (liquid and plastic) limits as needed during military field reconnaissance and combat engineering exercises. Eight non-ASTM test methods were compared to the Casagrande cup liquid limit method and ten non-ASTM alternatives were compared to the rolled-bead plastic limit method for three cohesive soils having wide plasticity index ranges. Only one non-ASTM method yielded results within 10 % of the ASTM liquid and plastic limit values. This unique test method was created from a unified (dual-weight) fall cone apparatus and procedure to enable simple assessment of soil consistency limits.


    Author Information:

    Lee, Landris T.
    Research Civil Engineer, U.S. Army Engineer and Research Development Center, Vicksburg, MS

    Freeman, Reed B.
    Research Civil Engineer, U.S. Army Engineer and Research Development Center, Vicksburg, MS


    Stock #: GTJ100700

    ISSN: 0149-6115

    DOI: 10.1520/GTJ100700

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    Title An Alternative Test Method for Assessingqa Consistency Limits
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    Committee C09