(Received 8 October 2009; accepted 26 April 2010)
Published Online: 2010
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Equilibrium sediment volume tests are conducted on field soils to classify them based on their degree of expansivity and/or to predict the liquid limit of soils. The present technical paper examines different equilibrium sediment volume tests, critically evaluating each of them. It discusses the settling behavior of fine-grained soils during the soil sediment formation to evolve a rationale for conducting the latest version of equilibrium sediment volume test. Probable limitations of equilibrium sediment volume test and the possible solution to overcome the same have also been indicated.
Professor, Dept. of Civil Engineering, Sri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering, Mysore,
Former Professor in Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore,
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