What Is The Plasticity Of Clay?

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In general, the plasticity index depends only on the amount of clay present. It indicates the fineness of the soil and its capacity to change shape without altering its volume. A high PI indicates an excess of clay or colloids in the soil. … The greater the PI, the greater the soil compressibility.

Which soil has more plasticity index?

Soils with a high PI tend to be clay, Those with a lower PI tend to be silt, and.

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What properties does clay have?

There are three essential properties that make clay different from dirt. These are plasticity, porosity, and the ability to vitrify.


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