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Unformatted text preview: Table of Contents List of Figures Figure 1 - Liquid Limit Analysis.........................................................................................4 Figure 2 - Plastic Limit Analysis.........................................................................................6 List of Tables Table 1 - Liquid Limit Test..................................................................................................4 Table 2 - Plastic Limit Test..................................................................................................5 Introduction The liquid limit test determines the liquid limit of a soil. By convention, the liquid limit is defined as the water content at which the groove cut into the soil pat in the standard liquid limit device requires 25 blows to close along a distance of 13 mm. The plastic limit test is used to determine the lowest moisture content at which the soil behaves plastically. It is carried out only on the soil fraction passing No. 40 sieve (425 m). By convention, the plastic limit of a soil is defined as the water content at which the soil begins to crumble when rolled into a thread 3 mm in diameter. Equipment Liquid Limit Test Casasgrande bowl. Grooving tool. Spatula. Mixing dish or bowl. Specimen containers. Balance (scale)....
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This note was uploaded on 04/29/2008 for the course CVEN 3708 taught by Professor Znidarcic during the Spring '08 term at Colorado.

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