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Discussion: Determining the plasticity properties of high plastic clays: a new empirical approach [Arab J Geosci (2020) 13(11), 394]

BC O’Kelly, A Soltani

Arabian Journal of Geosciences | Published : 2021


This article presents a discussion of the Arabian Journal of Geosciences, 394, Vol. 13, No. 11, which (among other things) proposed a new empirical correlation for the prediction of the plasticity index magnitude (and hence by association the plastic limit value) of fine-grained soils sampled from different depths in the Bakırköy District of Istanbul City. As inputs, the proposed correlation employs the activity index, along with defining parameters of the semi-logarithmic flow curve obtained from the Casagrande (percussion-cup) liquid limit test. This article presents the following: (i) a discussion of the relevant literature that was not covered in the original paper; (ii) clarifications o..

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