ASTM D Standard Test Methods for In-Place Density and Water Content of Soil and Soil-Aggregate by Nuclear Methods (Shallow Depth). depth, etc.) Verify proper rebar sizes and placements. Verify proper reinforcing overlaps. Verify proper clearance and that chairs are. ASTM D Uploaded by Xavior. Standard Test Method for In-Place Density and Water Content of Soil and Soil- Aggregate by Nuclear Methods (Shallow.

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Referenced Documents purchase separately The asgm listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard. The total or wet density of soil and soil-aggregate is measured by the attenuation of gamma radiation where, in direct transmission, the source is placed at a known depth up to mm 12 in.

It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. Request Quote Client Login. Measurements for water moisture content are taken at the surface in backscatter mode regardless of the mode astj used for density.

For more information, contact: Most gauges display this value directly. The quality of the result produced by this standard test method is dependent on the competence of the personnel performing it, asttm the suitability of the equipment and facilities used.


ASTM D Standard

The density of the test sample in mass per unit volume is calculated by comparing the asttm rate of gamma radiation with previously established calibration data.

For Individuals with needing special assistance for disabilities or limited English proficiency Please contact our Title VI specialist at The values in inch-pound units ft — lb units are provided for information only.

Most gauges display this value directly. This places the gamma and neutron sources and the detectors in the same plane. Measurements for water moisture content are taken zstm the surface in backscatter mode regardless of the mode being used for density. The nondestructive nature allows repetitive measurements at a single test location and statistical analysis of the results.

The water content most prevalent in engineering and construction activities is known as the gravimetric water content, w, and is the ratio of the aztm of the water in pore spaces to the total mass of solids, expressed as a percentage.

Soil testing Back to Results Print. The neutron source and the thermal neutron detector are both located at the surface of the material being tested.

Link to Active This link will always route to the current Active version of the standard. This test method describes the procedures for measuring in-place density and moisture of soil and soil-aggregate by use of nuclear equipment. Reliable results depend on many factors; Practice D provides a means of evaluating some of those factors. It is beyond the scope of this standard to consider e6938 digits used in analysis methods for engineering design.


Users of this standard are cautioned that compliance with Practice D does not in itself ensure reliable results.

The dry density of the test sample is obtained by subtracting the water mass per unit volume from the test sample wet density Section The direct satm is the preferred method. When divided by the density of water and then multiplied bythe water mass per unit volume is equivalent to the volumetric water content.

ASTM D6938 – 17a

The water mass per unit volume is determined by the thermalizing or slowing of fast neutrons by hydrogen, a component of water. In addition, they are representative of the significant digits that should generally be retained. Soil testing Field Services: Historical Version s – view previous versions of standard.

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