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Atterberg Limit Determination

Project : A Design of Chapel

Location of the Project : Purok 2, Brgy. Balubal Sariaya Quezon

Description of Soil : Macolod clay loam

Boring No.: 1,2,3 and 4

Depth of Sample: 1.10 meters

Liquid Limit Determination

Table
Liquid Limit Determination
Can Number 1 2 3
Weight of wet 38.24 32.25 36.29
soil+can
Weight of dry 33.52 30.69 32.25
soil+can
Weight of can 20.18 20.18 20.18
Weight of dry soil 13.34 10.51 12.07
Moisture loose 2.89 3.19 4.43
Water content, w% 35.38 14.84 33.47
Number of blows, N 17 10 12

Liquid Limit = 40.12%

Plastic Limit Determination

Table
Plastic Limit Determination
Can Number 1 2
Weight of wet soil+can 31.48 31.44
Weight of dry soil+can 30.60 30.53
Weight of can 20.18 20.18
Weight of dry soil 10.42 10.35
Moisture loose 0.88 0.91
Water content, w% 8.46 8.79

Plastic Limit = 8.626

Plasticity Index = Liquid Limit – Plastic Limit

Plasticity Index = 40.12% - 8.626%

Plastic Index = 31.49

Based from the result of the Atterberg’s Limit Determination Test, the soil’s classified as clayey
with high permissibility wait allowable soil pressure of 250-300kPa

Water Content Determination

Project : A Design of a Chapel

Location of the Project : Purok 2, Brgy. Balubal Sariaya Quezon

Description of Soil : Macolod clay loam

Table
Water Content Determination
Boring Number 1 2 3
Container Number 1 2 3
Weight of cup+soil 30.17 31.63 30.52
Weight of cup+dry 22.75 26.13 21.20
soil
Weight of cup 6.3 6.3 6.3
Weight of water 9.59 8.93 5.82
Water Content, w% 45.11 27.74 62.55
(45.11+27.74+62.55)
Average Water Content = = 45.13%
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Grain Size Analysis-Mechanical

Sieve Analysis and Grain Shape Determination

Table
Sieve Analysis and Grain Shape
Sieve No. Diameter Weight %Retained Weight %Passing
(mm) Retained Passing
(mm)
4 0 0
8 2.38 15
10 1.68 32.3
40 0.42 64.3
60 0.25 68.12
100 0.15 61.8
200 0.075 82.38

Percent Passing on #200 Sieve = 1.22%< 50% Passing

Coarse Grain (Gravel: 76.2mm to 4.75mm)

(Sand: 4.75mm to 0.075)

% of Gravel = 100 - 77.43 = 22.57 > 15% of gravel

% of Sand = 77.43- 1.22 = 76.21

% of Sand > % of Gravel

Fine Grain (Silt and Clay: < 0.075mm)


% of Fines = 1.22< 5% passing No. 200 Sieve

Uniformity Coefficient (Cu)

D60 = 3.497mm (diameter corresponding to 60% finer)

D10 = 0.535mm (diameter corresponding to 10% finer)

𝐷60 3.497
𝐶𝑢 = = = 𝟔. 𝟓𝟒
𝐷10 0.535

Coefficient of Gradation (Cc)

D30 = 1.461mm (diameter corresponding to 30% finer)

(𝐷30 )2 (1.461)2
𝐶𝑐 = = = 𝟏. 𝟏𝟒
𝐷60 𝑥 𝐷10 3.497 𝑥 0.535

Sorting Coefficient (So)

D75 = 4.575mm (diameter corresponding to 75% finer

D25 = 1.229mm (diameter corresponding to 25% finer)

𝐷75 4.575
𝑆𝑜 = √ =√ = 𝟏. 𝟗𝟑
𝐷25 1.229

*Based from the result of the Grain-Size Analysis, the soil is classified as SW (Well Graded

Sand with Gravel) passing No. 200 Sieve < 50%, based on Unified Soil Classification System

(USCS).

Sieve Size % Passing


# 10 34.73%

# 40 7.52%

# 200 1.22%

Liquid Limit 33.87%

Plastic Limit 26.12%

Plasticity Index 7.75%