Journal Published Online: 01 December 2005
Volume 29, Issue 2

Determination of the Transitional Fines Content of Mixtures of Sand and Non-plastic Fines



Sand-silt mixtures show different behavior with different fines content. The transitional fines content (TFC) is a key parameter which can indicate if the soil behaves as a sand-dominated or as a fines-dominated material. The determination of the TFC for a sand-silt mixture and the possible ways of obtaining the TFC from index data and the triaxial test results are discussed in this study.

Author Information

Yang, S
International Centre for Geohazards, Norwegian Geotechnical Institute, Oslo, Norway
Lacasse, S
Norwegian Geotechnical Institute, Oslo, Norway
Sandven, R
Department of Civil and Transport Engineering, NTNU, Trondheim, Norway
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Stock #: GTJ14010
ISSN: 0149-6115
DOI: 10.1520/GTJ14010