CE 235 - Homework No. 17 - SOLUTIONShrinking and Swelling Part a: Plasticity Index, PI = 105 - 40 = 65 For a Liquid Limit of 105 and a Plasticity Index of 65 the soil would classify as a CHsoil by the USCS. Part b: Assume Gs= 2.7 ()()sor0.35 2.7wGe0.95S1.00===Assume air-drying reduces water content to the shrinkage limit or lower: ()sfr0.15 2.7
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