Unformatted text preview: 3. A soil has a liquid limit of 41 and a plastic limit of 20. A moisture content test performed on an undisturbed sample yielded the following results: Mass of soil + can before placing in oven: 85.3g Mass of soil + can after removal from oven: 65.7g Mass of can: 19.7g Compute the following: ± The plasticity index ± The moisture content ± The liquidity index ± Present a qualitative description of this soil at its in-situ moisture content ± Describe this soil in terms of the plasticity chart Wood: 1. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of creosote as a wood preservative. 2. Define equilibrium moisture content. 3. Discuss the anisotropic nature of wood. How does this phenomenon affect the performance of wood?...
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- Spring '09
- 30m, Soil tests, 80M, 1.7m, 19.7g, 65.7g