Maximum Dry Density of Cohesionless Soils by Pluviation and by ASTM D 4253-83: A Comparative Study

    Volume 15, Issue 2 (June 1992)

    ISSN: 0149-6115

    CODEN: GTJOAD

    Page Count: 10


    Lo Presti, DCF
    Research associate, Technical University of Turin, Torino,

    Pedroni, S
    Geotechnical engineer and technician, ENEL DSR-CRIS, Milano,

    Crippa, V
    Geotechnical engineer and technician, ENEL DSR-CRIS, Milano,

    Abstract

    Maximum dry densities of a variety of granular soils, ranging from silty sand to sandy gravel (Dmax = 9.5 mm), were determined by ASTM Test Methods for Maximum Index Density of Soils Using a Vibrating Table (D 4253-83) and by pluviation. The effects of various test conditions during pluviation were also investigated. The pluviation method offers several advantages compared to that of the ASTM method: higher dry density, no particle crushing, less effect of segregation, and better repeatability. In addition, the pluviation method can be performed with greater facility in less time.


    Paper ID: GTJ10239J

    DOI: 10.1520/GTJ10239J

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    Title Maximum Dry Density of Cohesionless Soils by Pluviation and by ASTM D 4253-83: A Comparative Study
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