Handout3 - represents the upper limit of recorded test...

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60 50 ~ t:l, 40 >< (1) "'0 C - .- u >. ..... 30 .- ..... !./) ro -' P-! 20 10 7 4 o v V ~ / .... )f V V ~~ CH :/ / , ~ V ~ .. IV ~ V " - MH ~ CL-ML V CL V '" / X 1/ _"9 ___ ~ ... e .. ~ . - . . -- .. - --~~-- .. ----- " -"" ML - - - .. - - ~ o 10 1620 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 110 Liquid Limit, wL Figure 5.3 Plasticity chart (ASTM D2487). The "A-line" separates silts from clays, while the "U-line"
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Unformatted text preview: represents the upper limit of recorded test results. Data that plot above the U-line are probably in error. Note how the vertical axis is the plasticity index, not the plastic limit. Soils identified as "non-plastic" (NP) are classified as ML....
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This note was uploaded on 09/23/2011 for the course CIVIL ENGI CE 3400 taught by Professor Rosenblad during the Spring '11 term at Missouri (Mizzou).

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