ASTM WK42039

    Work Item: ASTM WK42039 - Revision of D5030 / D5030M - 13 Standard Test Methods for Density of Soil and Rock in Place by the Water Replacement Method in a Test Pit

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    Active Standard: D5030 / D5030M - 13a

    Developed by Subcommittee: D18.08 | Committee D18 | Contact Staff Manager

    1. Rationale

    Section 14 This test is the large water filled ring for in-place density of rock fill and includes weighing up to 500 lbm of material or more removed from the test hole. The recently passed revision states that it is desirable to obtain in-place density and moisture contents to at least three significant digits and therefore all measurements should be taken to at least four significant digits.


    acceptance tests; degrees of compaction; densities; density tests; field tests; in-place densities; pit tests; quality controls; test pit densities; water pits; water replacement methods;
    Citing ASTM Standards
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    Work Item Status

    Date Initiated:

    Technical Contact:
    Robert Rinehart


    D18 (13-03)

    Ballot Item Approved as D5030/D5030M-2013A and Pending Publication