optimum moisture content


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optimum moisture content

[′äp·tə·məm ′mȯis·chər ‚kän‚tent]
(geology)
The water content at which a specified compactive force can compact a soil mass to its maximum dry unit weight.

optimum moisture content

That content of water in soil at which the maximum dry unit weight can be attained as a result of a given compaction effort.
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5% at 12% SF of standard compaction, the increase in the optimum moisture content is due, in spite of the reduced surface area caused by flocculation and agglomeration, to the additional fine contents to the samples which requires more water in addition to the free lime and silica fume that needed more water for the pozzolanic reactions to take place.
For this reason, optimum moisture content for composting of bedding and beef cattle manure mixtures collected from bedded pack barn was evaluated using respiration method.
This implies that the RCA became more saturated than NA at optimum moisture content.
NOMENCLATURE OMC % = Optimum Moisture Content % [gamma][kN/[m.
5 kN/m3 with corresponding optimum moisture content (OMC) varying from 25 (Percent) to 14 (Percent) when compaction energy is varied from 202 kN/m3 to 2556 kN/m3.
In this study, the moisture-modulus curves were determined for all the testing points and stiffness moduli were predicated at optimum moisture content.
On other hand, addition of RHA increases the optimum moisture content (OMC) and decreases the maximum dry density (MDD).
2) Mix cement and soil with sufficient water to bring the mixture to its optimum moisture content.
Tenders are invited for Vermi compost well drained, porous, having optimum moisture content and free from stones pebbles and other admixtures for different Districts of Jammu Division.
Provide recommendations for optimum moisture content, compaction requirements, alternate materials, or appropriate construction methods.
Control tests optimum moisture content (Proctor experiment);
3) Increased optimum moisture content, thereby permitting compaction under wetter conditions; soils dry out more readily.

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