Volume 24, Issue 1 (March 2001)

    Quick and Reliable Procedure for Liquid Limit Determination of Fine-Grained Soils

    (Received 10 May 1999; accepted 26 September 2000)

    CODEN: GTJOAD

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    Abstract

    This paper describes comparative results of liquid limits for fine-grained soils, determined by the percussion-cup standard procedure and alternative techniques with penetrating cones. Microwave oven drying is used as a complement to fall-cone tests. In this way, the liquid limit for a soil sample can be accurate and reliably obtained in about 45 min. The studied cones were the pioneer Swedish cone with 60° angle and 60 g mass, and the English cone with 30° and 80 g. Percussion liquid limits differ from those obtained with the cones; however, results of a comprehensive experimental program evince that there exist linear correlations between their liquid limits.


    Author Information:

    Mendoza, MJ
    Research professor and research student, Institute of Engineering, National University of Mexico, Mexico City,

    Orozco, M
    Research professor and research student, Institute of Engineering, National University of Mexico, Mexico City,


    Stock #: GTJ11286J

    ISSN: 0149-6115

    DOI: 10.1520/GTJ11286J

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    Title Quick and Reliable Procedure for Liquid Limit Determination of Fine-Grained Soils
    Symposium , 0000-00-00
    Committee D18