The Role of Plasticity Index in Predicting
Compression Behaviour of Clays


Amit Nath


S. S. DeDalal

Research Officers, River Research Institute,
P.O. Mohanpur Dist., Nadia, India



A series of consolidation tests on artificially mixed soil samples have been carried out, starting from an initial water content approximately equal to their liquid limit. The soil samples are different types of clays mixed with riverine sand in varying proportions. Others have already reported the use of such mixed soils in order to study the fundamental aspects of Atterberg’s limits. In this paper however, emphasis is placed on developing relationships between the compression characteristics and plasticity index of different soils.

Keywords: Clay, Atterberg’s Limits, Void ratio, Compression index

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