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10 No. 40 No. 200 Characteristics of fraction passing No. 40 Liquid limit Plasticity index Usual types of significant constituent materials General subgrade rating A-1-a General classification Silt–clay materials (more than 35% or total sample passing No. 200 sieve) A-7 A-7-5a A-4 A-5 A-6 A-7-6b b For A-7-5, PI ≤ LL – 30. For A-7-6, PI > LL – 30. A-3 A-2-4 A-2-5 A-2-6 A-2-7 50 max. 30 max. 50 max. 50 min. 15 max. 25 max. 10 max. 35 max. 35 max. 35 max. 35 max. 40 max. 41 min. 40 max. 41 min. 10 max.

The effective size of a soil is the diameter through which 10% of the total soil mass is passing and is referred to as D10. 25) D 10 where D60 is the diameter through which 60% of the total soil mass is passing. 26) (D 60)(D 10) where D30 is the diameter through which 30% of the total soil mass is passing. A soil is called a well-graded soil if the distribution of the grain sizes extends over a rather large range. In that case, the value of the uniformity coefficient is large. Generally, a soil is referred to as well graded if C u is larger than about 4–6 and C c is between 1 and 3.

However, if water is the separating medium, substantial changes in the magnitude of the force will not occur with minor changes in the constitution of water. 18. Consider a dilute suspension of clay particles in water. 18 Dispersion and flocculation of clay in a suspension. 19 (a) Dispersion and (b) flocculation of clay. other at distances within the range of interparticle forces. The forces of attraction and repulsion between the clay particles vary at different rates with respect to the distance of separation.