Mixing and manipulation of soil and water cause consistency changes at various moisture contents. These changes reveal important characteristics of the soil even though the condition of the soil-water system is not the same as that found in nature. The characteristics of consistency have been correlated with engineering behavior of soil. Together with mechanical analysis, these relationships provide a basis for the identification and engineering classification of a soil and aid in judging its suitability for engineering structures.
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Sheeler, J. B. and Davidson, D. T.
"Further Correlation of Consistency Limits of Iowa Loess with Clay Content,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science: Vol. 64:
, Article 42.
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