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The reason that the onepoint method yields fairly good results is that a small range of moisture content is involved when N = 20–30. Another method of determining the liquid limit, which is popular in Europe and Asia, is the fall cone method (British Standard—BS 1377). 24a). Due to the difficulty in achieving the liquid limit from a single test, four or more tests can be conducted at various moisture contents to determine the fall cone penetration, d, in 5 s. A semilogarithmic graph can then be plotted with moisture content w versus cone penetration d.

28. For clay-size fractions greater than 40%, the straight line passes through the origin when it is projected back. 27 Relationship between plasticity index and clay-size fraction by weight for kaolinite/bentonite clay mixtures. B. , J. Soil Mech. Found. Eng. , Am. Soc. Civ. 11 GRAIN-SIZE DISTRIBUTION OF SOIL For a basic understanding of the nature of soil, the distribution of the grain size present in a given soil mass must be known. The grainsize distribution of coarse-grained soils (gravelly and/or sandy) is ­determined by sieve analysis.

There are several factors that will affect the variation of the repulsive potential with distance from the surface of the clay layer. 13, respectively. For a given value of Φ0 and x, the repulsive potential Φ decreases with the increase of ion concentration n 0 and ionic valence v. 14. 11 Variation of nondimensional potential with nondimensional distance. 12 Effect of cation concentration on the repulsive potential. 13 Effect of ionic valence on the repulsive potential. 14 Variation of Φ between two parallel clay particles.

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