Use of a one-point liquid limit procedure

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Journal titleASTM Special Technical Publication
Pages168177; # of pages: 10
Subjectsoil tests; shearing tests; liquid limits; essai de cisaillement; limite de liquidite
AbstractThe Soil Mechanics Laboratory of the Division of Building Research has used a 1-point liquid limit procedure for most routine tests since 1955. The decision to use the shortened method was based on a statistical study of 390 previous tests made by the 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.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number5599
NPARC number20358802
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Record created2012-07-20
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