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DS/CEN ISO/TS 17892-12

2004 Edition, November 29, 2004

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Geotechnical investigation and testing - Laboratory testing of soil - Part 12: Determination of Atterberg limits (ISO/TS 17892-12:2004)

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  • Revision: 2004 Edition, November 29, 2004
  • Published Date: November 29, 2004
  • Status: Active, Most Current
  • Document Language: English
  • Published By: Dansk Standardiseringsrad (DS)
  • Page Count: 18
  • ANSI Approved: No
  • DoD Adopted: No

Description / Abstract:

This Technical Specification specifies methods of test for the determination of the Atterberg limits of a soil. The Atterberg limits comprise the liquid limit, plastic limit and shrinkage limit. These limits are also called consistency limits. This specification covers the determination of the liquid limit and the plastic limit only.
The liquid limit is the water content at which a soil changes from a liquid to a plastic state. This specification describes the determination of the liquid limit of a specimen of natural soil, or of a specimen of soil from which material retained on a 0,4 mm or nearest sieve has been removed, using the fall-cone method. This standard has adopted both the 60 g/60¦ cone and the 80 g/30¦ cone as it has been shown that both cones give essentially the same value of the liquid limit. Other cone devices may be adopted provided they can be shown to give results equal to those obtained from the tests described herein.
NOTE The Casagrande method is an alternative method for the determination of the liquid limit. Experience has shown that the results are subject to the performance and judgement of the operator. Moreover, the Casagrande type apparatus and test method have undergone many small but significant variations since it was first proposed by Casagrande in 1932. These variations give rise to differences in the values of the liquid limit determined from the test. The fall-cone method is the preferred method of determining the liquid limit of a soil.
The plastic limit of a soil is the lowest water content at which the soil is plastic. The determination of the plastic limit is normally made in conjunction with the determination of the liquid limit. It is recognised that the results of the test are subject to the judgement of the operator, and that some variability in results will occur.