Inadequacy in the Classification of Coarse-Grained Soils

    Volume 13, Issue 2 (June 1990)

    ISSN: 0149-6115

    CODEN: GTJOAD

    Page Count: 4


    Sivakugan, N
    Lecturer, College of Engineering, Sultan Qaboos University, Al-Khod, Muscat,

    Abstract

    This note explores the rationale behind the unified soil classification system for coarse-grained soils. A few deficiencies in the system are pointed out. A density function plot of the grain-size distribution is proposed to supplement the grain-size distribution curve, which the author believes will minimize the ambiguities and give a more realistic representation of grain-size distribution.


    Paper ID: GTJ10705J

    DOI: 10.1520/GTJ10705J

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    Title Inadequacy in the Classification of Coarse-Grained Soils
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    Committee D18