Journal Published Online: 28 May 2010
Volume 38, Issue 6

Sediment Volume Tests for Expansive Soil Identification and Classification



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.

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Prakash, K.
Dept. of Civil Engineering, Sri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering, Mysore, India
Sridharan, A.
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India
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ISSN: 0090-3973
DOI: 10.1520/JTE102773