Need a book? Engineering books recommendations...

Return to index: [Subject] [Thread] [Date] [Author]

Soil Compaction

[Subject Prev][Subject Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next]
Is the plasticity index of soil an important parameter
in developing a specification for backfill? If so, how
does it affect compaction characteristics?

I have come across several ranges of PI prescribed for
the soil to be used in backfill. Personally, I have
limited the PI to 15. Recently, a clien't specs called
for a PI between 12 and 30. Government specs available
on the internet do not appear to address this issue at

Thanks for the input.


Do You Yahoo!?
Check out Yahoo! Shopping and Yahoo! Auctions for all of
your unique holiday gifts! Buy at
or bid at

******* ****** ******* ******** ******* ******* ******* ***
*   Read list FAQ at:
*   This email was sent to you via Structural Engineers 
*   Association of Southern California (SEAOSC) server. To 
*   subscribe (no fee) or UnSubscribe, please go to:
*   Questions to seaint-ad(--nospam--at) Remember, any email you 
*   send to the list is public domain and may be re-posted 
*   without your permission. Make sure you visit our web 
*   site at: 
******* ****** ****** ****** ******* ****** ****** ********