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    (Standards will be added, revised or withdrawn on an ongoing basis.)

    D421 Standard Practice for Dry Preparation of Soil Samples for Particle-Size Analysis and Determination of Soil Constants

    D422 Standard Test Method for Particle-Size Analysis of Soils

    D425 Standard Test Method for Centrifuge Moisture Equivalent of Soils

    D653 Standard Terminology Relating to Soil, Rock, and Contained Fluids

    D698 Standard Test Methods for Laboratory Compaction Characteristics of Soil Using Standard Effort (12 400 ft-lbf/ft3 (600 kN-m/m3))

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

    D1140 Standard Test Methods for Amount of Material in Soils Finer than No. 200 (75-μm) Sieve

    D1143/D1143M Standard Test Methods for Deep Foundations Under Static Axial Compressive Load

    D1241 Standard Specification for Materials for Soil-Aggregate Subbase, Base, and Surface Courses

    D1452 Standard Practice for Soil Exploration and Sampling by Auger Borings

    D1556 Standard Test Method for Density and Unit Weight of Soil in Place by the Sand-Cone Method

    D1557 Standard Test Methods for Laboratory Compaction Characteristics of Soil Using Modified Effort (56,000 ft-lbf/ft3 (2,700 kN-m/m3))

    D1558 Standard Test Method for Moisture Content Penetration Resistance Relationships of Fine-Grained Soils

    D1586 Standard Test Method for Standard Penetration Test (SPT) and Split-Barrel Sampling of Soils

    D1587 Standard Practice for Thin-Walled Tube Sampling of Soils for Geotechnical Purposes

    D1883 Standard Test Method for CBR (California Bearing Ratio) of Laboratory-Compacted Soils

    D2113 Standard Practice for Rock Core Drilling and Sampling of Rock for Site Investigation

    D2166/D2166M Standard Test Method for Unconfined Compressive Strength of Cohesive Soil

    D2167 Standard Test Method for Density and Unit Weight of Soil in Place by the Rubber Balloon Method

    D2168 Standard Test Methods for Calibration of Laboratory Mechanical-Rammer Soil Compactors

    D2216 Standard Test Methods for Laboratory Determination of Water (Moisture) Content of Soil and Rock by Mass

    D2434 Standard Test Method for Permeability of Granular Soils (Constant Head)

    D2435/D2435M Standard Test Methods for One-Dimensional Consolidation Properties of Soils Using Incremental Loading

    D2487 Standard Practice for Classification of Soils for Engineering Purposes (Unified Soil Classification System)

    D2488 Standard Practice for Description and Identification of Soils (Visual-Manual Procedure)

    D2573 Standard Test Method for Field Vane Shear Test in Cohesive Soil

    D2844/D2844M Standard Test Method for Resistance R-Value and Expansion Pressure of Compacted Soils

    D2845 Standard Test Method for Laboratory Determination of Pulse Velocities and Ultrasonic Elastic Constants of Rock

    D2850 Standard Test Method for Unconsolidated-Undrained Triaxial Compression Test on Cohesive Soils

    D2936 Standard Test Method for Direct Tensile Strength of Intact Rock Core Specimens

    D2937 Standard Test Method for Density of Soil in Place by the Drive-Cylinder Method

    D3080/D3080M Standard Test Method for Direct Shear Test of Soils Under Consolidated Drained Conditions

    D3213 Standard Practices for Handling, Storing, and Preparing Soft Intact Marine Soil

    D3282 Standard Practice for Classification of Soils and Soil-Aggregate Mixtures for Highway Construction Purposes

    D3385 Standard Test Method for Infiltration Rate of Soils in Field Using Double-Ring Infiltrometer

    D3550 Standard Practice for Thick Wall, Ring-Lined, Split Barrel, Drive Sampling of Soils

    D3689/D3689M Standard Test Methods for Deep Foundations Under Static Axial Tensile Load

    D3966/D3966M Standard Test Methods for Deep Foundations Under Lateral Load

    D3967 Standard Test Method for Splitting Tensile Strength of Intact Rock Core Specimens

    D3999/D3999M Standard Test Methods for the Determination of the Modulus and Damping Properties of Soils Using the Cyclic Triaxial Apparatus

    D4015 Standard Test Methods for Modulus and Damping of Soils by Resonant-Column Method

    D4083 Standard Practice for Description of Frozen Soils (Visual-Manual Procedure)

    D4186/D4186M Standard Test Method for One-Dimensional Consolidation Properties of Saturated Cohesive Soils Using Controlled-Strain Loading

    D4220/D4220M Standard Practices for Preserving and Transporting Soil Samples

    D4253 Standard Test Methods for Maximum Index Density and Unit Weight of Soils Using a Vibratory Table

    D4254 Standard Test Methods for Minimum Index Density and Unit Weight of Soils and Calculation of Relative Density

    D4318 Standard Test Methods for Liquid Limit, Plastic Limit, and Plasticity Index of Soils

    D4380 Standard Test Method for Density of Bentonitic Slurries

    D4381/D4381M Standard Test Method for Sand Content by Volume of Bentonitic Slurries

    D4394 Standard Test Method for Determining In Situ Modulus of Deformation of Rock Mass Using Rigid Plate Loading Method

    D4395 Standard Test Method for Determining In Situ Modulus of Deformation of Rock Mass Using Flexible Plate Loading Method

    D4403 Standard Practice for Extensometers Used in Rock

    D4427 Standard Classification of Peat Samples by Laboratory Testing

    D4428/D4428M Standard Test Methods for Crosshole Seismic Testing

    D4429 Standard Test Method for CBR (California Bearing Ratio) of Soils in Place

    D4435 Standard Test Method for Rock Bolt Anchor Pull Test

    D4436 Standard Test Method for Rock Bolt Long-Term Load Retention Test

    D4452 Standard Practice for X-Ray Radiography of Soil Samples

    D4506 Standard Test Method for Determining In Situ Modulus of Deformation of Rock Mass Using Radial Jacking Test

    D4511 Standard Test Method for Hydraulic Conductivity of Essentially Saturated Peat

    D4525 Standard Test Method for Permeability of Rocks by Flowing Air

    D4535 Standard Test Methods for Measurement of Thermal Expansion of Rock Using Dilatometer

    D4543 Standard Practices for Preparing Rock Core as Cylindrical Test Specimens and Verifying Conformance to Dimensional and Shape Tolerances

    D4546 Standard Test Methods for One-Dimensional Swell or Collapse of Soils

    D4553 Standard Test Method for Determining In Situ Creep Characteristics of Rock

    D4554 Standard Test Method for In Situ Determination of Direct Shear Strength of Rock Discontinuities

    D4555 Standard Test Method for Determining Deformability and Strength of Weak Rock by an In Situ Uniaxial Compressive Test

    D4611 Standard Test Method for Specific Heat of Rock and Soil

    D4612 Standard Practice for Calculating Thermal Diffusivity of Rocks

    D4623 Standard Test Method for Determination of In Situ Stress in Rock Mass by Overcoring Method—USBM Borehole Deformation Gauge

    D4633 Standard Test Method for Energy Measurement for Dynamic Penetrometers

    D4643 Standard Test Method for Determination of Water (Moisture) Content of Soil by Microwave Oven Heating

    D4644 Standard Test Method for Slake Durability of Shales and Similar Weak Rocks

    D4645 Standard Test Method for Determination of In-Situ Stress in Rock Using Hydraulic Fracturing Method

    D4648/D4648M Standard Test Method for Laboratory Miniature Vane Shear Test for SaturatedFine-Grained Clayey Soil

    D4718 Standard Practice for Correction of Unit Weight and Water Content for Soils Containing Oversize Particles

    D4719 Standard Test Methods for Prebored Pressuremeter Testing in Soils

    D4729 Standard Test Method for In Situ Stress and Modulus of Deformation Using Flatjack Method

    D4753 Standard Guide for Evaluating, Selecting, and Specifying Balances and Standard Masses for Use in Soil, Rock, and Construction Materials Testing

    D4767 Standard Test Method for Consolidated Undrained Triaxial Compression Test for Cohesive Soils

    D4829 Standard Test Method for Expansion Index of Soils

    D4879 Standard Guide for Geotechnical Mapping of Large Underground Openings in Rock

    D4914 Standard Test Methods for Density and Unit Weight of Soil and Rock in Place by the Sand Replacement Method in a Test Pit

    D4943 Standard Test Method for Shrinkage Factors of Soils by the Wax Method

    D4944 Standard Test Method for Field Determination of Water (Moisture) Content of Soil by the Calcium Carbide Gas Pressure Tester

    D4945 Standard Test Method for High-Strain Dynamic Testing of Deep Foundations

    D4959 Standard Test Method for Determination of Water (Moisture) Content of Soil By Direct Heating

    D4971 Standard Test Method for Determining In Situ Modulus of Deformation of Rock Using Diametrically Loaded 76-mm (3-in.) Borehole Jack

    D5030/D5030M Standard Test Methods for Density of Soil and Rock in Place by the Water Replacement Method in a Test Pit

    D5079 Standard Practices for Preserving and Transporting Rock Core Samples

    D5080 Standard Test Method for Rapid Determination of Percent Compaction

    D5084 Standard Test Methods for Measurement of Hydraulic Conductivity of Saturated Porous Materials Using a Flexible Wall Permeameter

    D5093 Standard Test Method for Field Measurement of Infiltration Rate Using Double-Ring Infiltrometer with Sealed-Inner Ring

    D5195 Standard Test Method for Density of Soil and Rock In-Place at Depths Below Surface by Nuclear Methods

    D5220 Standard Test Method for Water Mass per Unit Volume of Soil and Rock In-Place by the Neutron Depth Probe Method

    D5298 Standard Test Method for Measurement of Soil Potential (Suction) Using Filter Paper

    D5311/D5311M Standard Test Method for Load Controlled Cyclic Triaxial Strength of Soil

    D5334 Standard Test Method for Determination of Thermal Conductivity of Soil and Soft Rock by Thermal Needle Probe Procedure

    D5335 Standard Test Method for Linear Coefficient of Thermal Expansion of Rock Using Bonded Electric Resistance Strain Gauges

    D5434 Standard Guide for Field Logging of Subsurface Explorations of Soil and Rock

    D5520 Standard Test Method for Laboratory Determination of Creep Properties of Frozen Soil Samples by Uniaxial Compression

    D5550 Standard Test Method for Specific Gravity of Soil Solids by Gas Pycnometer

    D5607 Standard Test Method for Performing Laboratory Direct Shear Strength Tests of Rock Specimens Under Constant Normal Force

    D5720 Standard Practice for Static Calibration of Electronic Transducer-Based Pressure Measurement Systems for Geotechnical Purposes

    D5731 Standard Test Method for Determination of the Point Load Strength Index of Rock and Application to Rock Strength Classifications

    D5778 Standard Test Method for Electronic Friction Cone and Piezocone Penetration Testing of Soils

    D5780 Standard Test Method for Individual Piles in Permafrost Under Static Axial Compressive Load

    D5852 Standard Test Method for Erodibility Determination of Soil in the Field or in the Laboratory by the Jet Index Method

    D5856 Standard Test Method for Measurement of Hydraulic Conductivity of Porous Material Using a Rigid-Wall, Compaction-Mold Permeameter

    D5873 Standard Test Method for Determination of Rock Hardness by Rebound Hammer Method

    D5874 Standard Test Method for Determination of the Impact Value (IV) of a Soil

    D5878 Standard Guides for Using Rock-Mass Classification Systems for Engineering Purposes

    D5882 Standard Test Method for Low Strain Impact Integrity Testing of Deep Foundations

    D5918 Standard Test Methods for Frost Heave and Thaw Weakening Susceptibility of Soils

    D6026 Standard Practice for Using Significant Digits in Geotechnical Data

    D6032 Standard Test Method for Determining Rock Quality Designation (RQD) of Rock Core

    D6035/D6035M Standard Test Method for Determining the Effect of Freeze-Thaw on Hydraulic Conductivity of Compacted or Intact Soil Specimens Using a Flexible Wall Permeameter

    D6066 Standard Practice for Determining the Normalized Penetration Resistance of Sands for Evaluation of Liquefaction Potential

    D6151 Standard Practice for Using Hollow-Stem Augers for Geotechnical Exploration and Soil Sampling

    D6230 Standard Test Method for Monitoring Ground Movement Using Probe-Type Inclinometers

    D6391 Standard Test Method for Field Measurement of Hydraulic Conductivity Using Borehole Infiltration

    D6449 Standard Test Method for Flow of Fine Aggregate Concrete for Fabric Formed Concrete (Flow Cone Method)

    D6459 Standard Test Method for Determination of Rolled Erosion Control Product (RECP) Performance in Protecting Hillslopes from Rainfall-Induced Erosion

    D6460 Standard Test Method for Determination of Rolled Erosion Control Product (RECP) Performance in Protecting Earthen Channels from Stormwater-Induced Erosion

    D6461 Standard Specification for Silt Fence Materials

    D6462 Standard Practice for Silt Fence Installation

    D6467 Standard Test Method for Torsional Ring Shear Test to Determine Drained Residual Shear Strength of Cohesive Soils

    D6475 Standard Test Method for Measuring Mass Per Unit Area of Erosion Control Blankets

    D6519 Standard Practice for Sampling of Soil Using the Hydraulically Operated Stationary Piston Sampler

    D6527 Standard Test Method for Determining Unsaturated and Saturated Hydraulic Conductivity in Porous Media by Steady-State Centrifugation

    D6528 Standard Test Method for Consolidated Undrained Direct Simple Shear Testing of Cohesive Soils

    D6539 Standard Test Method for Measurement of the Permeability of Unsaturated Porous Materials by Flowing Air

    D6598 Standard Guide for Installing and Operating Settlement Platforms for Monitoring Vertical Deformations

    D6599 Standard Practice for Construction of Live Fascines on Slopes

    D6635 Standard Test Method for Performing the Flat Plate Dilatometer

    D6684 Standard Specification for Materials and Manufacture of Articulating Concrete Block (ACB) Revetment Systems

    D6685 Standard Guide for the Selection of Test Methods for Fabrics Used for Fabric Formed Concrete (FFC)

    D6711 Standard Practice for Specifying Rock to Fill Gabions, Revet Mattresses, and Gabion Mattresses

    D6758 Standard Test Method for Measuring Stiffness and Apparent Modulus of Soil and Soil-Aggregate In-Place by Electro-Mechanical Method

    D6760 Standard Test Method for Integrity Testing of Concrete Deep Foundations by Ultrasonic Crosshole Testing

    D6765 Standard Practice for Live Staking

    D6780/D6780M Standard Test Method for Water Content and Density of Soil In situ by Time Domain Reflectometry (TDR)

    D6836 Standard Test Methods for Determination of the Soil Water Chararcteristic Curve for Desorption Using a Hanging Column, Pressure Extractor, Chilled Mirror Hygrometer, and/or Centrifuge

    D6884 Standard Practice for Installation of Articulating Concrete Block (ACB) Revetment Systems

    D6910/D6910M Standard Test Method for Marsh Funnel Viscosity of Clay Construction Slurries

    D6913 Standard Test Methods for Particle-Size Distribution (Gradation) of Soils Using Sieve Analysis

    D6938 Standard Test Method for In-Place Density and Water Content of Soil and Soil-Aggregate by Nuclear Methods (Shallow Depth)

    D7012 Standard Test Methods for Compressive Strength and Elastic Moduli of Intact Rock Core Specimens under Varying States of Stress and Temperatures

    D7013/D7013M Standard Guide for Calibration Facility Setup for Nuclear Surface Gauges

    D7014 Standard Practice for Assembly and Placement of Double-Twisted Wire Mesh Gabions and Revet Mattresses

    D7015 Standard Practices for Obtaining Intact Block (Cubical and Cylindrical) Samples of Soils

    D7047 Standard Test Method for Mucilloid Content of Plantago Insularis (Ovata, Psyllium)

    D7070 Standard Test Methods for Creep of Rock Core Under Constant Stress and Temperature

    D7099 Standard Terminology Relating to Frozen Soil and Rock

    D7100 Standard Test Method for Hydraulic Conductivity Compatibility Testing of Soils with Aqueous Solutions

    D7101 Standard Index Test Method for Determination of Unvegetated Rolled Erosion Control Product (RECP) Ability to Protect Soil from Rain Splash and Associated Runoff Under Bench-Scale Conditions

    D7181 Method for Consolidated Drained Triaxial Compression Test for Soils

    D7208 Standard Test Method for Determination of Temporary Ditch Check Performance in Protecting Earthen Channels from Stormwater-Induced Erosion

    D7243 Standard Guide for Measuring the Saturated Hydraulic Conductivity of Paper Industry Sludges

    D7263 Standard Test Methods for Laboratory Determination of Density (Unit Weight) of Soil Specimens

    D7276 Standard Guide for Analysis and Interpretation of Test Data for Articulating Concrete Block (ACB) Revetment Systems in Open Channel Flow

    D7277 Standard Test Method for Performance Testing of Articulating Concrete Block (ACB) Revetment Systems for Hydraulic Stability in Open Channel Flow

    D7299 Standard Practice for Verifying Performance of a Vertical Inclinometer Probe

    D7300 Standard Test Method for Laboratory Determination of Strength Properties of Frozen Soil at a Constant Rate of Strain

    D7322 Standard Test Method for Determination of Rolled Erosion Control Product (RECP) Ability to Encourage Seed Germination and Plant Growth Under Bench-Scale Conditions

    D7351 Standard Test Method for Determination of Sediment Retention Device Effectiveness in Sheet Flow Applications

    D7367 Standard Test Method for Determining Water Holding Capacity of Fiber Mulches for Hydraulic Planting

    D7380 Standard Test Method for Soil Compaction Determination at Shallow Depths Using 5-lb (2.3 kg) Dynamic Cone Penetrometer

    D7382 Standard Test Methods for Determination of Maximum Dry Unit Weight and Water Content Range for Effective Compaction of Granular Soils Using a Vibrating Hammer

    D7383 Standard Test Methods for Axial Compressive Force Pulse (Rapid) Testing of Deep Foundations

    D7400 Standard Test Methods for Downhole Seismic Testing

    D7401 Standard Test Methods for Laboratory Determination of Rock Anchor Capacities by Pull and Drop Tests

    D7503 Standard Test Method for Measuring the Exchange Complex and Cation Exchange Capacity of Inorganic Fine-Grained Soils

    D7608 Standard Test Method for Torsional Ring Shear Test to Determine Drained Fully Softened Shear Strength and Nonlinear Strength Envelope of Cohesive Soils (Using Normally Consolidated Specimen) for Slopes with No Preexisting Shear Surfaces

    D7625 Standard Test Method for Laboratory Determination of Abrasiveness of Rock Using the CERCHAR Method

    D7664 Standard Test Methods for Measurement of Hydraulic Conductivity of Unsaturated Soils

    D7698 Standard Test Method for In-Place Estimation of Density and Water Content of Soil and Aggregate by Correlation with Complex Impedance Method

    D7759/D7759M Standard Guide for Nuclear Surface Moisture and Density Gauge Calibration

    D7760 Standard Test Method for Measurement of Hydraulic Conductivity of Tire Derived Aggregates Using a Rigid Wall Permeameter

    D7762 Standard Practice for Design of Stabilization of Soil and Soil-Like Materials with Self-Cementing Fly Ash

    D7764 Standard Practice for Pre-Installation Acceptance Testing of Vibrating Wire Piezometers

    D7765 Standard Practice for Use of Foundry Sand in Structural Fill and Embankments

    D7830/D7830M Standard Test Method for In-Place Density (Unit Weight) and Water Content of Soil Using an Electromagnetic Soil Density Gauge

    300 ASTM standards used for various applications such as constructing road, dams, bridges, and avoidance of geological hazards. Available as a one-time collection, collection with quarterly updates, or LAN version with quarterly updates.