STP523

    Introduction

    Published: Jan 1973


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    Abstract

    Recognizing the importance of relative density in engineering problems dealing with cohesionless soils and the number of American Society for Testing and Materials standards related to this topic, ASTM Committee D-18 on Soil and Rock for Engineering Purposes considered it desirable to organize and sponsor this symposium. Emphasis was placed on the following four items concerning the evaluation of relative density and its role in geotechnical projects involving cohesionless soils: (1) determination of relative density considering the measurement of maximum, minimum, and in situ or sample density as well as the reliability of relative density and the factors influencing it, (2) correlation between relative density and measured performance or properties of granular soils, (3) applications of relative density to geotechnical projects involving cohesionless soils and the usefulness of this concept, and (4) evaluation of the existing ASTM standards concerning relative density with recommendations for improvements in the future.


    Author Information:

    Selig, ET
    Associate Professor, State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, N. Y.

    Ladd, RS
    Associate Professor, State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, N. Y.


    Paper ID: STP37860S

    Committee/Subcommittee: D18

    DOI: 10.1520/STP37860S


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