Advisor

Rendon-Herrero, Oswald

Committee Member

Eamon, Christopher

Committee Member

Sinno, Ralph

Date of Degree

1-1-2002

Document Type

Graduate Thesis - Open Access

Abstract

This study addresses the need for investigation of drying-rate characteristics of fine-grain soils. The research was an attempt to develop a parameter for use in thermal consolidation and/or shrinkage modeling. The investigation required the development of new test methods. During the study, a strong correlation between plasticity indices and certain drying characteristics was noted and discussed in detail. An argument is presented for the superiority of the Drying-Rate Test in comparison with current laboratory procedures for determining Atterberg Limits.

URI

https://hdl.handle.net/11668/20318

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