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A Note on the Determination of Plastic Limit of Fine-Grained Soils

Prakash, K and Sridharan, A and Prasanna, HS (2009) A Note on the Determination of Plastic Limit of Fine-Grained Soils. In: Geotechnical Testing Journal, 32 (4). pp. 372-374.

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Abstract

Plastic limit of fine-grained soils is conventionally determined in the laboratory by the soil thread rolling method. Many adverse comments have been recorded in the geotechnical engineering literature on the method about its reproducibility and operator dependency. The presen experimental study, which is based on a well-planned and meticulously executed experimental program, critically evaluates the effect of size of the rolled soil thread on the plastic limit of fine-grained soil and the operator dependency of the results. The results have shown that if the plastic limit tests are performed by a trained operator, then consistent results can be obtained and that the effect of size of the rolled soil thread on plastic limit is negligibly small.

Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: fine-grained soils;fall cone method;plastic limit
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Civil Engineering
Date Deposited: 01 Jan 2010 12:10
Last Modified: 01 Jan 2010 12:10
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/21847

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