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dc.contributor.author Kumar, K
dc.date.accessioned 2016-01-06T12:25:15Z
dc.date.available 2016-01-06T12:25:15Z
dc.date.issued 2016-01-06
dc.identifier.uri http://dl.lib.mrt.ac.lk/handle/123/11633
dc.description.abstract Depending on water content, four physical states of soil consistency are used. The water contents at which soil undergoes physical state change are called Atterberg limits. Liquid as well as plastic limit are two commonly used Atterberg limits and are used extensively, either individually or together, with other soil properties to correlate with engineering behavior such as compressibility, compactibility, shrink-swell and shear strength. Conventional method of liquid limit determination requires test to be conducted at 5 (at least) different water contents for accurate estimation. Even liquid limit estimation using cone penetrometer requires experiment to be carried out at more than one water content. Same is applicable for plastic limit estimation. Sand content has effect on its liquid and plastic limit, as well as pulse velocity through it. Consequently, it should be possible to estimate liquid and plastic limit by knowing pulse velocity through it. Pulse velocity using through transmission technique (at constant water content and density); as well as their liquid and plastic limits using conventional techniques at varying sand content were determined and plotted for Pilani soil. This plot can be used as calibration curve for aforementioned estimation purposes and can be developed for other region soils as well. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Atterberg limits, Calibration curve, Soil behavior, Through transmission technique, Ultrasonic pulse velocity. en_US
dc.title Atterberg Limits Estimation of Pilani Soil Using Ultrasonics en_US
dc.type Conference-Full-text en_US
dc.identifier.faculty Engineering en_US
dc.identifier.department Department of Engineering en_US
dc.identifier.year 2015 en_US
dc.identifier.conference 6th International Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction Management 2015 en_US
dc.identifier.place kandy en_US
dc.identifier.pgnos 6 en_US
dc.identifier.email kamalesh@pilani.bits-pilani.ac.in en_US


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