liquid limit


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liquid limit

[′lik·wəd ′lim·ət]
(geology)
The moisture content boundary that exists between the plastic and semiliquid states of a sediment.

liquid limit

liquid limit
The water content corresponding to the limit between the liquid and plastic states of consistency of a soil.
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Norman, L.E.J.: 1958, A comparison of values of liquid limit determined with apparatus having bases of different hardness.
The samples were first prepared at water contents equal to 1.5-fold their liquid limit and then consolidated under 25 kPa vertical stress until stabilisation of the vertical strain.
In reference [6], the authors suggested that there is a connection between soil liquid limit and its stability based on the argument of Denisov suggested that if the moisture content upon saturation exceeds the liquid limit, the soil should collapse and densify under its own weight.
While previous works by other authors use several additional soil properties (e.g., liquid limit, plastic limit, plasticity index or unit weight), it was found that for the studied soils adequate swell pressure estimates were obtained based solely on water content.
The increase in liquid limit indicates an increase in consolidation potential of contaminated soils (Terzaghi, Peck 1948).
(ii) Both values of liquid limit and plastic limit increase and the plasticity index decreases with increasing percentages of both types of fly ash content.
The value of the plasticity index is given by the formula PI=LL-PL; where PI is the plasticity index, LL is the liquid limit and PL is the plastic limit.
The result of Atterberg limits shows the liquid limit (LL) 36.50%, plasticity limit (PL) 31.97% and plasticity index (PI) 4.53%.
The results of the particle size distribution, Liquid Limit ([W.sub.L]) and Plasticity Index (PI) investigation show that the clay mine thickness is very smooth up to the depth of 10.6 m.
As you can imagine, testing their mixology skills in the Business Class galley of the plane with limited time, space and resources (the 100ml liquid limit was enforced) is a far cry from a comfortable, glitzy bar space.
As you can imagine, testing their mixology skills In the Business Class galley of the plane with limited time, space and resources (the 100ml liquid limit was enforced) is a far cry from crafting ground-breaking cocktails with complex ingredients in a comfortable, glitzy bar space.