Urban planning engineer, Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, Baton Rouge, LA
Director of research and professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Louisiana Transportation Research Center/Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
A new method, computerized granulometric analysis in suspension (C-GRAINS), is suggested for the sedimentation analysis of soil particles based on the relation between the specific weight and liquid pressure of a soil suspension. Theoretical aspects concerning this new testing method are discussed, and a prototype C-GRAINS system is fabricated accordingly. The general behavior of the new system is studied, and the corresponding sedimentation results are compared to current ASTM standards.
Paper ID: GTJ10129J