Total Suction of Artificial Mixtures of Soil Compacted at Optimum Water Content

    Volume 15, Issue 1 (March 1992)

    ISSN: 0149-6115

    CODEN: GTJOAD

    Page Count: 9


    Acar, YB
    Associate professor, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

    Nyeretse, P
    Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

    Abstract

    The effect of soil composition on total suction is investigated. Thermocouple psychrometers are used to measure total suction of compacted specimens of artificial soil mixtures prepared using kaolinite, sodium montmorillonite, and a fine sand. Specimens are compacted in a Harvard miniature compaction mold at the optimum water content. The measured total suction is related to fine fraction and activity of the soil mixtures. The total suction is also compared with the swelling potential. A classification system is presented.


    Paper ID: GTJ10226J

    DOI: 10.1520/GTJ10226J

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    Title Total Suction of Artificial Mixtures of Soil Compacted at Optimum Water Content
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    Committee D18