Sieve Analysis

Particle size distribution

The results of a sieve analysis on a soil sample are:

Sieve size

Mass
retained

Mass passing

Summation percentage

(mm)

(g)

(g)

 

19.0 

     

13.2 

     

9.5 

     

6.7 

     

4.75 

     

2.36 

     

1.18 

     

0.60 

     

0.425 

     

0.300 

     

0.150 

     

0.075 

     

Pan 

     

Total 

 

 

 

Plot the particle size distribution curve on the graph below and describe the soil.

Soil description:








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