Engineers Australia

Reply to discussion on paper “Engineering design and earthworks aspects related to basaltic clays in Victoria”

S.T. Srithar

Abstract

The author would like to thank the discusser for his interest on the paper and the additional comments and data provided by the discusser. The discusser asked whether the author has any data on Victorian soils with regard to correlation between the weighted plasticity index (WPI) and the CBR swell. The discusser also pointed out that equilibrium moisture content of the soils will depend on the climatic condition of the area and asked whether the author has any data on the equilibrium moisture content (EMC) of Victorian basaltic clays and its relation to the Standard optimum moisture content. This reply provides further information on the above.