CE%203400%20HW16-Solution%20Fall%202009

CE%203400%20HW16-Solution%20Fall%202009 - CE 235 - Homework...

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CE 235 - Homework No. 17 - SOLUTION Shrinking 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 CH soil by the USCS. Part b : Assume G s = 2.7 () ( ) s o r 0.35 2.7 wG e 0.95 S 1.00 == = Assume air-drying reduces water content to the shrinkage limit or lower: ( ) s f r 0.15 2.7
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