Reconstituted soil is the soil combination prepared by breaking down natural soils, mixing with water as a slurry, and reconsolidating them.
A reconstituted clay is one that has been thoroughly mixed at between 1 and 1.5 times the liquid limit and preferably consolidated one-dimensionally.
Preparation Methods of Reconstituted Soil
According to Liu et al. (2016) followings are the reconstituted soil preparation methods that had been developed to prepare specimens in the laboratory.
- Moist Tamping (Compaction),
- Water Pluviation,
- Air Pluviation,
- Slurry Deposition, and
- Slurry Consolidation.
As per Yin and Miao (2015), reconstituted soil sample preparation could be done in the following two ways mainly
- Preparation by Compaction method and
- Preparation by Consolidation of slurry
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