Lesson 2/Learning Event 4
Sluggish or Slow. A sluggish reaction indicates slight plasticity such as might be found from a
test of some organic silts, or silts containing a small amount of clay.
No reaction. Obtaining no reaction at all to this test does not indicate a complete absence of silt
or fine sand.
Figure 21 shows four steps in the wet shaking test.
FIGURE 21. WET SHAKING TEST