Expansive Clay

  • Chester I. DuncanJr.


Expansive clay is a generic term used by architects, engineers, and contractors to indicate any soil that exhibits, by observation or by tests, the characteristic of volumetric expansion or contraction when subjected to an increase or decrease in moisture content. This phenomenon occurs only in clays, but does not occur equally in all clays.


Clay Mineral Clay Particle Liquid Limit Plasticity Index Plastic Limit 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Chester I. DuncanJr.
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  1. 1.The University of Texas at ArlingtonUSA

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