plastic limit

plastic limit

[′plas·tik ′lim·ət]
(geology)
The water content of a sediment, such as a soil, at the point of transition between the plastic and semisolid states.

plastic limit

The lowest water content at which a soil becomes plastic.
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2001) reported that soil adhesion was increased as the proportion of clay particles in the soil increased and was highest when the soil moisture content was between plastic limit and liquid limit.
When the force is decreasing to zero, the deformations disappear if the plastic limit was not over passed.
The soil properties up to a depth of 8 m are : Liquid limit 30-60, Plastic limit 15-30, Plasticity index 15-30, Void ratio: 0.
Air-dried soil (<2 mm) was used to determine plastic limit using a drop-cone penetrometer (Weaver and Hulugalle 2001); pH in 1:5 soil:0.
According to EN-26891 (European Committee for Standardization 1991) testing procedures, the plastic limit [R.
In October 1997, Cadet recalled its FW, FX, LX and ZA model heaters to replace defective over-temperature black plastic limit switches.
or suitable intervals and 4 days soaked CBR of existing soil strata with plastic limit and liquid limit 8s submit all the reports & drawings in 6 (SIX) copies along with D.
Liquid and plastic limit samples was between 7 to 16 and 21 to 30, sodium absorption ratio, minimum and maximum of 37.
The limits are termed the lower plastic limit, often just referred to as the plastic limit (PL), and the upper plastic or liquid limit (LL).
The gel exuded by bacteria was also considered to be mainly responsible for the linear increases with %C in the water retention of soils and the plastic limit of silty soils (Emerson et al.
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The plastic limit is the water content at which a soil begins to crumble when rolled into a thread approximately 3 mm in diameter Organic matter content was determined and particle size distribution measured by the pipette method [5].