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Published: Građevinar 66 (2014) 9
Paper type: Preliminary report
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European soil classification system for engineering purposes

Meho Saša Kovačević, Danijela Jurić-Kaćunić

Abstract

This paper proposes the new European Soil Classification System (ESCS) for engineering purposes which uses soil description and symbols according to European standard EN ISO 14688-.1, and which 34 countries are bound to implement, as CEN members. ESCS is developed on principles for soil classification according to the European standard EN ISO 14688-.2, and it generally complies with guidelines defined by the USCS soil classification system in accordance with the US standard ASTM D 2487. The procedure for the use of proposed classification, and examples of comparison with the USCS classification system, are presented.

Keywords
plasticity, soil classification, engineering, standard, particle size distribution

HOW TO CITE THIS ARTICLE:

Kovačević, M. S., Jurić-Kaćunić, D.: European soil classification system for engineering purposes , GRAĐEVINAR, 66 (2014) 9, pp. 801-810, doi: https://doi.org/10.14256/JCE.1077.2014

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Kovačević, M. S., Jurić-Kaćunić, D. (2014). European soil classification system for engineering purposes , GRAĐEVINAR, 66 (9), 801-810, doi: https://doi.org/10.14256/JCE.1077.2014

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Authors:
Kovacevic MS
Meho Saša Kovačević
University of Zagreb
Faculty of Civil Engineering
Department for Geotechnical Engineering
MARCIC Danijela WEB2
Danijela Jurić-Kaćunić
University of Zagreb
Faculty of Civil Engineering
Department for Geotechnical Engineering