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Atterberg limits

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  • Albert Atterberg — Albert Mauritz Atterberg (March 19 1846–April 4 1916) was a Swedish chemist and agricultural scientist who created the Atterberg limits that are commonly referred to by geotechnical engineers and engineering geologists today.Atterberg received… …   Wikipedia

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  • Cone Penetrometer — The Cone Penetrometer apparatus is an alternative method to the Casagrande Device in measuring the Liquid Limit of a soil sample (See:Atterberg Limits). It is usually considered to be a more scientific approach because it is based less upon human …   Wikipedia

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