Determination of the transitional fines content of mixtures of sand and non-plastic fines

  • Yang S
  • Lacasse S
  • Sandven R
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Abstract

Sand-silt mixtures show different behavior with different fines content. The transitional fines content (TFC) is a key parameter which can indicate if the soil behaves as a sand-dominated or as a fines-dominated material. The determination of the TFC for a sand-silt mixture and the possible ways of obtaining the TFC from index data and the triaxial test results are discussed in this study. Copyright © 2006 by ASTM International.

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  • Index data
  • Sand-silt mixtures
  • Transitional fines content
  • Triaxial test

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Authors

  • Shaoli Yang

  • Suzanne Lacasse

  • Rolf Sandven

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