Activity of fine-grained soil.
Coefficient of compressibility.
Width in general; or narrow dimension
of a foundation unit.
California Bearing Ratio.
Compression index for virgin
Consolidated-drained shear test.
Recompression index in
Consolidated-undrained shear test.
Coefficient of uniformity of grain
Coefficient of curvation of gradation
Coefficient of secondary compression.
Cohesion intercept for Mohr's envelop
of shear strength based on total
Cohesion intercept for Mohr's envelope
of shear strength based on effective
Horizontal coefficient of
Depth, diameter, or distance.
Effective grain size of soil sample;
10% by dry weight of sample is
smaller than this grain size.
Grain size division of a soil sample,
percent of dry weight smaller than
this grain size is indicated by
deformation" of soil.
Final void ratio reached in loading
phase of consolidation test.
test generally equal to natural void
Void ratio existing at the start of
rebound in a consolidation test.
Shape factor describing the
characteristics of the flow
field in underseepage analysis.
Safety factor in stability or shear
Specific gravity of solid particles in
soil sample, or shear modulus of
In general, height or thickness. For