shrinkage limit

shrinkage limit

[′shriŋ·kij ‚lim·ət]
(geology)
That moisture content of a soil below which a decrease in moisture content will not cause a decrease in volume, but above which an increase in moisture will cause an increase in volume.

shrinkage limit

Of a soil, that water content at which a reduction in water content will not cause a decrease in the volume of the soil mass, but an increase in water content will cause an increase in the volume of soil mass.
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SS-1 contractometer is used to determine the shrinkage limit moisture content, shrinkage, and body contraction coefficient of determination of clay in the dehydration process.
Fly ash reduces the plasticity index and shrinkage limit, which has a potential impact on the engineering properties of fine-grained soil [10, 11].
The shrinkage limit, strength and durability properties are also provided in this paper.
In discussant point of view, principally, the swelling percentage is maximum if the soil is initially at the shrinkage limit and decreases with increasing water content.
Based on the assumption that normal shrinkage is linear (McGarry and Malafant 1987), Sharma (1989) proposed that bulk density ([rho]) at any water content (w) greater than the shrinkage limit can be approximated by fitting a linear function using 2 measured pairs of p and w.
If soils dry out more intensely, the residual shrinkage zone from air entry to shrinkage limit shows a smaller soil volume decrease compared with water loss.
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Including collection of undisturbed soil samples well preserved and transported to laboratory of agency as per BIS standards and conducting necessary tests on undisturbed soil samples, Grain size analysis, Atterberg%s Limits such as liquid limit, plastic limit, shrinkage limit, undralned Trlaxlal tests with pore water measurement to determine cohesion (c) and Frictio
Tenders are invited for Supply of Various Items For Civil Engg Laboratories Hinder Hand Operated Sieve Shaker, TEST SIEVES, Density Bottle, Pycnometer, Plastic Limit Apparatus, Liquid Limit Device (Hand Operated), Shrinkage Limit Apparatus.
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