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AS 1289.5.3.22004

Australian Standard
AS 1289.5.3.2
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Methods of testing soils for engineering purposes Method 5.3.2: Soil compaction and density testsDetermination of the field density of a soilSand replacement method using a sand pouring can, with or without a volume displacer
1 SCOPE This Standard sets out a procedure for determining the field density of fine-grained, medium-grained and coarse-grained soils (as defined in AS 1289.0), by sand replacement with or without the use of volume displacers.
NOTE: The choice of hole diameter and depth depends on the maximum particle size of the material. Normally a 200 mm diameter hole is used for medium-grained materials and a 150 mm diameter hole is used for fine-grained materials. Care should be taken that the hole size is at least 4 times, and the hole depth at least 2.5 times, the nominal maximum particle size. However the method may be used to any depth provided that the appropriate apparatus is used.

The gross mass per unit volume (wet density) may be calculated, and the dry mass per unit volume (dry density) obtained by correcting for the moisture content. The field density is determined for the total material at the test site. Any of the following procedures may be used: (a) (b) (c) Procedure Awithout a volume displacer, layer thickness about 50250 mm. Procedure Bwith a known-volume displacer, layer thickness not less than about 100 mm. Procedure Cwith an IPCAD volume displacer device, layer thickness about 75 250 mm.

2 REFERENCED DOCUMENTS The following documents are referred to in this Standard: AS 1152 1289 1289.0 1289.2.1.1 1289.2.1.2 1289.2.1.4 Specification for test sieves Methods of testing soils for engineering purposes Method 0: General requirements and list of methods Method 2.1.1: Soil moisture content testsDetermination of the moisture content of a soilOven drying method (standard method) Method 2.1.2: Soil moisture content testsDetermination of the moisture content of a soilSand bath method (subsidiary method) Method 2.1.4: Soil moisture content testsDetermination of the moisture content of a soilMicrowave-oven drying method (subsidiary method) Method 2.1.5: Soil moisture content testsDetermination of the moisture content of a soilInfrared lights method (subsidiary method)

1289.2.1.5

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AS 1289.5.3.2-2004, Methods of testing soils for engineering purposes Soil compaction and density tests - Determination of the field dry density of a soil - Sand replacement method using a sand pouring can, with or without a volume displacer

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