Sediment Volume Tests for Expansive Soil Identification and Classification

    Volume 38, Issue 6 (November 2010)

    ISSN: 0090-3973

    CODEN: JTEOAD

    Published Online: 28 May 2010

    Page Count: 7


    Prakash, K.
    Professor, Dept. of Civil Engineering, Sri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering, Mysore,

    Sridharan, A.
    Former Professor in Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore,

    (Received 8 October 2009; accepted 26 April 2010)

    Abstract

    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.


    Paper ID: JTE102773

    DOI: 10.1520/JTE102773

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    Title Sediment Volume Tests for Expansive Soil Identification and Classification
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    Committee D18