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Table 3 The indices of engineering properties of rammed earth determined by the related geotechnical tests

From: An evaluation system for the development of scaling off at earthen sites in arid areas in NW China

Location Layers Grain size distribution Porosity (%) Shrinkage limit (%)
Clay content (%) Coarse silt content (%)
JYG Crusted layers 6.55 44.96 17.98 18.72
Loose layers 2.17 54.19 26.77 15.4
Host soil layers 2.26 53.81 35.96 16.47
JQ Crusted layers 10.57 64.48 31.95 18.47
Loose layers 8.01 71.17 39.93 15.09
Host soil layers 8.59 69.10 36.7 15.73
GT Crusted layers 6.44 40.97 32.96 16.43
Loose layers 3.67 48.11 40.89 13.11
Host soil layers 5.12 44.18 37.59 15.01
LZ Crusted layers 12.26 58.49 35.09 16.79
Loose layers 10.53 64.58 42.11 12.56
Host soil layers 10.82 62.59 37.74 13.47
ZY Crusted layers 8.11 64.35 37.02 15.76
Loose layers 6.53 69.82 46.27 12.71
Host soil layers 3.72 72.36 37.55 14.86
WW Crusted layers 5.21 71.86 37.77 14.16
Loose layers 3.94 74.95 47.91 12.41
Host soil layers 5.15 77.65 40.56 13.07
JT Crusted layers 5.70 71.01 37.92 15.1
Loose layers 4.14 74.17 44.15 13.05
Host soil layers 4.24 71.95 39.01 13.58
YC Crusted layers 6.97 49.97 38.72 15.3
Loose layers 4.91 56.46 42.48 12.04
Host soil layers 6.34 52.31 39.85 13.11
GD Crusted layers 5.37 64.85 38.17 14.57
Loose layers 3.64 66.81 39.68 12.28
Host soil layers 2.64 72.72 38.91 13.27
LD Crusted layers 5.20 61.93 38.22 14.3
Loose layers 3.58 65.33 44.74 12.04
Host soil layers 4.07 65.08 40.86 13.37
ML Crusted layers 8.31 68.68 39.71 13.79
Loose layers 6.39 72.32 41.96 13.08
Host soil layers 4.30 76.99 42.08 13.06
PA Crusted layers 4.49 79.91 38.61 14.64
Loose layers 1.93 85.73 43.56 12.16
Host soil layers 2.20 83.47 40.98 12.94
YJ Crusted layers 4.98 81.93 43.51 14.08
Loose layers 2.50 89.22 45.69 12.44
Host soil layers 2.84 87.17 40.91 12.71
YD Crusted layers 5.82 78.30 39.37 14.35
Loose layers 4.41 81.96 44.32 11.7
Host soil layers 3.75 83.39 41.54 12.87
TZ Crusted layers 5.09 73.79 36.33 14.39
Loose layers 5.05 78.28 49.40 11.59
Host soil layers 4.12 77.22 40.12 13.54
DT Crusted layers 4.51 79.24 45.32 13.51
Loose layers 1.91 85.54 50.37 12.42
Host soil layers 1.84 84.19 42.65 11.71
HZ Crusted layers 3.77 78.82 48.68 13.52
Loose layers 1.81 86.28 52.43 11.49
Host soil layers 3.14 83.27 43.35 11.74
HD Crusted layers 5.15 75.92 47.71 13.3
Loose layers 4.55 79.52 51.92 11.63
Host soil layers 4.94 78.18 44.36 11.94