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    Suggested Method for Grain Size Analysis of Soil by Elutriation

    Published: Jan 1970

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    This method provides a means for determining by elutriation the various sizes of the different particles in all types of soils from sand-clay and top soils to very heavy clays or sands. The percentage termed “silt” and the percentages of the coarser granular fractions are determined by a sieve test. The percentage termed “clay” is washed from the coarser particles and siphoned off while in suspension.

    Author Information:

    Mills, WH
    Testing Engineer, South Carolina State Highway Department, Columbia, S. C.

    Committee/Subcommittee: D18.03

    DOI: 10.1520/STP38479S

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