Accession Number : AD0674354

Title :   USE OF A ONE-POINT LIQUID LIMIT PROCEDURE.

Descriptive Note : Research paper,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF CANADA OTTAWA (ONTARIO) DIV OF BUILDING RESEARCH

Personal Author(s) : Eden,W. J.

Report Date : DEC 1960

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : Soil mechanics has included using a 1-point liquid limit procedure for most routine tests. The decision to use the shortened method was based on a statistical study of 390 previous tests made by 3-point method. This paper reviews the analysis of the test records available to the author along with the results of three other independent investigations on 1-point methods. After considering the variability which can be expected in the liquid limit test, the conclusion is reached that no additional significant errors are introduced through a 1-point method. A detailed 1-point test procedure is appended to the paper. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SOILS, HYDROLOGY), (*SOIL MECHANICS, TEST METHODS), WATER, DRAINAGE, MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION, STATISTICAL DISTRIBUTIONS, PLASTIC PROPERTIES, IONS, SALTS, CONCENTRATION(CHEMISTRY), SHEAR STRESSES, SUBSTITUTES, TEST EQUIPMENT, CANADA

Subject Categories : Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy
      Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
      Soil Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE