ASTM WK24807

    New Test Method for Strength Index of Soils by Handheld Shear Vane

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    1. Scope

    This test method will describe the method used to determine the strength index by handheld shear vane.

    The handheld shear vane test is widely used to characterize soil deposits and establish variability from various deposits. The test is simple and easy to run, but performing the test incorrectly will lead to eroneous results. The users will be engineers and geologists.


    Torvane, handheld shear vane, strength index, pocket shear vane.

    The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.

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    Work Item Status

    Date Initiated:

    Technical Contact:
    Amy Germaine

    Draft Under Development