STP623

    Development and Use of the Soil Conservation Service Dispersion Test

    Published: Jan 1977


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    Abstract

    This paper presents information from and experience with a test developed by the Soil Conservation Service (SCS) to identify dispersive clay soil. Background information on erosion and piping problems, which led to the development of the test, are reviewed. Comparisons of the SCS dispersion test with field performance and pinhole test data are made.

    Keywords:

    clays, piping, erosion, earth dams, dispersions, reservoirs, laboratory tests


    Author Information:

    Decker, RS
    Senior soils engineer, Hoskins-Western-Sonderegger, Inc., Lincoln, Nebr.

    Dunnigan, LP
    Head, Soil Mechanics Laboratory, Soil Conservation Service, Lincoln, Nebr.


    Paper ID: STP26982S

    Committee/Subcommittee: D18.07

    DOI: 10.1520/STP26982S


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