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Soil Consistence

Properties of Consistence:

Consistence is a general term for the behaviour of soil in response to applied force over a range of soil-water states.
The consistence properties described in the field are strength, failure, fluidity, penetration resistance, packing, sensitivity, induration, plasticity, stickiness, dilatancy, and dry coherence.

Some of these characteristics are shown here:
Strength (resistance-to-crushing) classes
Failure classes
Plasticity classes at water content slightly above the plastic limit
Stickiness classes