consistency limits

Atterberg limits

In plastic soils, the water contents (determined by standard tests) which define the boundaries between the different states of consistency of plastic soils. Also see liquid limit, plastic limit, shrinkage limit.
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Atterberg consistency limits, direct shear, the California bearing ratio (CBR), and swelling index tests were used on the cured samples, all tests to ASTM, and Indian standards.
Results show that the FA additive is very active on the consistency limits of the soil.
Caption: Figure 7: Consistency limits of AC and FA mixed soil.
To achieve the aim, a series of the tests was conducted in order to determine the various properties, such as particle size distribution, consistency limits, soil classification, optimum moisture content, moisture-density relationship (maximum dry density),shear parameters, bearing capacity, and swelling ratio of the local clayey soil with different proportions of the marble powder.
The results of the consistency limits (Plastic and Liquid Limit) determined for soils with and without marble powder are composed in Table 3.
The table values are self evident to the fact that the addition of marble powder in the soil has shown a significant effect on the consistency limits and classification of the soil.
Consistency limits (Atterberg limits) have been repeatedly shown to be useful indicators of clay behaviour (Jefferson and Rogers, 1998; Dolinar et al.
This paper was thus aimed at investigating the effect of seven surfactants (zwitterion, nonionic, anionic, and cationic surfactants) on smectite clay's consistency limits and contact angles.
Figures 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 give the variation of modified clays' consistency limits by TMG, HEC, TRITON X-100 LABSA, SLES, CTAC, and QEFA, respectively.
The plastic limits are also called the Atterberg consistency limits in tribute to the work of Atterberg (1911).
McBride (1989) investigated consistency limits for 290 soil horizons with clay contents ranging from 5 to 94%, and presented mean water potentials of 694-1051 hPa for PL and 30-98 hPa for LL.
Then I analyze the components of their success, which usually include consistency limits, agreement of both parents, and clear emotions.