ASTM WK34532

    Revision of D854 - 10 Standard Test Methods for Specific Gravity of Soil Solids by Water Pycnometer

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    Active Standard: D854 - 14

    Developed by Subcommittee: D18.03 | Committee D18 | Contact Staff Manager


    1. Rationale

    1. To change the scope to allow the use of a splitting sieve smaller than the 4.75-mm (#4)and to allow the use of other grain size limits when using the test method for special purposes. 2. To add a mechanical device for agitation as an optional piece of equipment for the alternative method of deairing the soil-water mixture in the pycnometer.


    Pycnometer/pycnometry; Soil; Specific gravity--soil;
    Citing ASTM Standards
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    Work Item Status

    Date Initiated:

    Technical Contact:
    Ronald Holsinger

    Draft Under Development