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Mohammad Reza Motahari

Determination of Atterbeg Limits Based on Wave Propagation Techniques

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Wave propagation techniques have been extensively used for many years in geotechnical engineering. Since these techniques are nondestructive and easy to apply, they have been used increasingly for determination of dynamic properties of rocks and soils. In this study, a seismic refraction survey line was conducted across two boreholes, and the Atterberg limits were calculated using laboratory test, and equation related between Atterberg limits and Vp which identify from seismic refraction method. Experimental results showed that the Liquid limit have a good correlation while Plastic limit and Plasticity index show moderate and poor correlation, respectively. Finally, the seismic refraction method can be used for Liquid limit and Plastic limit calculation.

Keywords : Atterberg limits, liquid limit, plastic limit, plasticity index, wave propagation

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Mohammad Reza Motahari, «Determination of Atterbeg Limits Based on Wave Propagation Techniques», Bulletin de la Société Royale des Sciences de Liège [En ligne], Volume 85 - Année 2016, Actes de colloques, Special edition, 750 - 755 URL :

About: Mohammad Reza Motahari

Dept. of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Arak University, Arak, Iran,