Civil Engineering - Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering - Discussion

11. 

Minimum size of the particles of silt soil, is

[A]. 0.002 mm
[B]. 0.04 mm
[C]. 0.06 mm.
[D]. 0.08 mm
[E]. 1 mm

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

No answer description available for this question.

Rosy said: (Jul 18, 2014)  
2 microns is the size used for differentiating between silt and clay.

Satish said: (Dec 14, 2014)  
Silt: 0.075 to 0.002.
Clay: 0.002 to 0.0001.
Organic soil: Less than 0.0001.

Rajat said: (Jul 13, 2015)  
2 microns is the size and is detected by electron microscope or x ray diffraction method.

Ashish said: (Aug 31, 2015)  
Sand 0.0625-2 mm.
Silt 0.0002-0.0625 mm.
Clay < 0.002 mm.

Rehan said: (Jul 2, 2016)  
Silt -> .002 - .063 mm

Sand -> 0.063 - 2 mm

Gravel -> 2 - 63 mm

Pooja said: (Nov 22, 2016)  
The silt is between 0.0002 to 0.06 mm.

Ashutosh Pandey said: (Sep 21, 2017)  
The silt size is 0.002 to 0.063.

Santosh said: (Dec 24, 2017)  
Silt size is min .0002 and maximum .075.

Digambar said: (Jun 3, 2018)  
Which is the correct answer? Please explain me.

Mahendra said: (Jun 7, 2018)  
Boulders greater than 300mm.
Cobbles 80mm to 300mm.
Gravel 4.75mm to 80mm.
Sand 75u to 4.75mm,
Silt 2u to 75u,
Clay less than 2u,
Given value is the diameter of soil Partical.

Natha said: (Jun 19, 2018)  
silt 0.002 mm.

Clay less than 0.0002mm.

Pradeep said: (Jun 25, 2018)  
Silt is 0.002mm.
And, Clay is 0.0002mm.

Nancy said: (Apr 12, 2019)  
The mimimum size of grains of silts is about 0.0002mm and the max. size is 0.06mm.

Ref: R.S Khurmi.

Kamboz said: (Aug 10, 2019)  
Max. Min.
Sand size is 0.07 to 0.06.
Silt size is 0.06 to 0.002.
Clay size is 0.002 to 0.0002.

All size in mm.

Sudarshan Tuwar said: (Nov 4, 2019)  
Clay- 0.002-2 micron

Silt - 2-75 micron
Fine - 2-10 micron
Medium - 10-20 micron
Course silt - 20-75 micron

Sand - 75 micron-4.75mm
Fine - 75 micron- 0.425mm
Medium - 0.425-2mm
Course sand - 2-4.75mm

Gravel - 4.75-80mm
Cobbels - 80-300mm
Boulders - >300mm

Vijaykumar said: (Jan 19, 2020)  
The size of silt lies between 2 Micron to 75 Micron.

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