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Figure 4.8. Density of coarse soils

Figure 4.8. Density of coarse soils

4.3.3 Consistency and strength of fine soils

The consistency of fine soils is described by the terms very soft, soft, firm, stiff, and very stiff and classified by the value of their consistency index IC, defined as:

where w is the soil's water content, wL its liquid limit, and wP its plastic limit. See Figure 4.9.

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