Journal Published Online: 01 June 1990
Volume 13, Issue 2

Inadequacy in the Classification of Coarse-Grained Soils



This note explores the rationale behind the unified soil classification system for coarse-grained soils. A few deficiencies in the system are pointed out. A density function plot of the grain-size distribution is proposed to supplement the grain-size distribution curve, which the author believes will minimize the ambiguities and give a more realistic representation of grain-size distribution.

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Sivakugan, N
College of Engineering, Sultan Qaboos University, Al-Khod, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman
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ISSN: 0149-6115
DOI: 10.1520/GTJ10705J