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38, it falls in the zone CL. So the soil is classified as CL. 2 AASHTO classification system This system of soil classification was developed in 1929 as the Public Road Administration Classification System. It has undergone several revisions, with the present version proposed by the Committee on Classification of Materials for Subgrades and Granular Type Roads of the Highway Research Board in 1945 [ASTM (2010) Test Designation D-3282]. 7. 7 Classification of highway subgrade materials General classification Granular materials (35% or less of total sample passing No.

12 Effect of cation concentration on the repulsive potential. 13 Effect of ionic valence on the repulsive potential. 14 Variation of Φ between two parallel clay particles. 15 Nature of variation of the nondimensional midplane potential for two paral­ lel plates. that at x = 0, Φ = Φ0, and at x = d (midway between the plates), Φ = Φd and dΦ/dx = 0. 15). 14) KT   where p is the repulsive pressure, that is, the difference between the osmotic pressure midway between the plates in relation to that in the equilibrium solution.

35 max. 35 max. 35 max. 40 max. 41 min. 40 max. 41 min. 10 max. 10 max. 11 min. 11 min. Silty or clayey gravel and sand 6 max. NP Stone fragments, Fine gravel, and sand sand Excellent to good Group classification Sieve analysis (percent passing) No. 10 No. 40 No. 200 36 min. Characteristics of fraction passing No. 40 Liquid limit 40 max. Plasticity index 10 max. Usual types of significant constituent materials General subgrade rating a A-1-b A-2 36 min. 41 min. 10 max. Silty soils 36 min. 36 min.

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