A Statistical Study of Soil Sampling

by Thomas H. Thornburn,
Wesley R. Larsen,

Serial Information: Journal of the Soil Mechanics and Foundations Division, 1959, Vol. 85, Issue 5, Pg. 1-14

Document Type: Journal Paper


This is a study undertaken to determine the number of samples needed to obtain reasonable correlations between pedologic soil types and their engineering properties. Data from four DeWitt County soils give a quantitative indication of the value of pedologic information in planning, designing and constructing highways and airports in Illinois.

Subject Headings: Soil properties | Statistics | Soil analysis | Highway and road design | Correlation | Soil classification | Airports and airfields | Value engineering | Illinois | United States

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