containing large quantities of clay and silt are the most burdensome to the
engineer. These soils exhibit marked changes in volume with changes in water
content and consequently affect the function of any layer lain upon it due to
its shrink and up heave behavior when used as a subgrade or a layer built of
it. The test assesses the geotechnical characteristics of silty clay soil in
order to increase the shear strength and decrease the compressibility of the
soil, so t...