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When will meniscus in saturated soil attain a minimum value?

(a) Compressive force is maximum and Shrinkage is maximum

(b) Soil is fully saturated

(c) None of the mentioned

(d) All of the mentioned

I had been asked this question in an online quiz.

I need to ask this question from Shrinkage and Swelling of Soil topic in section Soil Water Effective and Neutral Stresses of Geotechnical Engineering I

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The correct option is (a) Compressive force is maximum and Shrinkage is maximum

To explain I would say: Compressive and shrinkage forces are maximum when meniscus has its minimum value.

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