Discussion of “Mohajerani method: Tool for determining the liquid limit of soils using fall cone test results with strong correlation with the Casagrande test” by E. Hrubesova, B. Lunackova and M. Mohyla [Engineering Geology 278 (2020) 105852]


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Article
Change log
Authors
O'Kelly, BC 
Vardanega, PJ 
Haigh, SK 
Abstract

The Authors have presented an interesting paper (Hrubesova et al., 2020), which aims (in part) to validate the Moharjerani (1999) calibration approach for establishing the 80 g/30° fall-cone penetration depth equating to the liquid limit by the Casagrande percussion-cup approach, determined according to the British Standard. In this paper, the Discussers present some clarifications on, and state various observations regarding, the approaches adopted in the Hrubesova et al. (2020) investigation, as well as the Moharjerani (1999) calibration approach employed therein. The Discussers also present a description of some relevant literature not covered in the Authors' paper (Hrubesova et al. 2020) aimed at making further clarifications on this important area of geotechnical practice.

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Keywords
Liquid limit, Plastic limit, Fall cone, Casagrande cup, Mohajerani method, PL100
Journal Title
Engineering Geology
Conference Name
Journal ISSN
0013-7952
1872-6917
Volume Title
302
Publisher
Elsevier BV