STP479

    Special Procedures for Testing Soil and Rock for Engineering Purposes: Fifth Edition

    ASTM Committee D-18
    Published: 1970


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    Here in one compacted volume are contained 64 suggested methods and numerous references to standard methods for testing soil and rock. Provides a comprehensive picture for current practice. Supersedes the 1964 compilation of procedures for soil testing.

    Table of Contents

    Introduction to Soil and Rock Testing

    Suggested Recommended Practice for Conduct of Soil and Foundations Engineering Investigations

    Suggested Method for Subsurface Testing by Electrical Resistivity Measurements

    Suggested Method for Aerial Photo Interpretation for Engineering Reconnaissance

    Suggested Method for Geologic Reconnaissance of Construction Sites

    General Guide for Use of Borehole Cameras—A Guide

    Suggested Method for Dynamic-Cone Soil Penetration Test

    Suggested Method for Measuring Water Level in Boreholes

    Suggested Method for Penetration Test in Gravelly Soils

    Suggested Method for Soil Investigation and Sampling by Hollow-Stem Auger Borings

    Suggested Method for Deep Static-Cone Penetration Test

    Suggested Method for Subsurface Exploration Recording

    Suggested Method for Screw-Plate Load Test

    Suggested Mechanical Method for Breaking up Soil Aggregations

    Suggested Method for Grain Size Analysis of Soil by Elutriation

    Suggested Method of Test for Amount of Material Finer Than the No. 200 Sieve in Aggregates and Soils

    Suggested Methods of Test for Securing the Liquid Limit of Soils Using One-Point Data

    Suggested Method of Test for Cohesiveness of Nonplastic Granular Soils

    Suggested Method of Preparing Specimens of Granular Cohesive Mixtures for Physical Tests

    Suggested Method of Test for Moisture-Density Relations of Soils Using Harvard Compaction Apparatus

    Suggested Method of Test for the Moisture-Density Relations of Soils (California Method)

    Suggested Method of Test for Moisture-Density Relations of Gravelly Soils

    Suggested Method for Correcting Maximum Density and Optimum Moisture Content of Compacted Soils for Oversize Particles

    Suggested Methods of Test for Maximum and Minimum Densities of Granular Soils

    Suggested Method of Test for Maximum Density of Granular Materials by the Cone Test

    Suggested Method of Test for Maximum Density of Noncohesive Soils and Aggregates

    Suggested Method of Test for Minimum Density of Noncohesive Soils and Aggregates

    A Direct Method for Plotting Grain Size Curves from Hydrometer Test Data

    Interim Method of Correction for Coarse Particles in the Soil Compaction Test AASHO Designation: T 224-67 I

    Suggested Method of Test for Aggregate Degradation

    Suggested Method of Test for Coefficient of Permeability of Soils with Values Less than 1 ft per Day

    Suggested Method of Test for Coefficient of Permeability of Soils with Values Greater than 1 ft per Day

    Suggested Method of Test for Permeability of Undisturbed Soil or Rock Specimens

    Suggested Method of Test for Permeability of Porous Granular Materials by the Falling-Head Permeameter

    Suggested Method of Test for Constant-Head Permeability of Granular and Semigranular Soils

    Suggested Method of Test for Permeability and Settlement of Disturbed Soils

    Suggested Method of Test for Permeability and Capillarity of Soils and Soil Mixtures

    Suggested Method of Test for Capillary-Moisture Relationships for Soils by Pressure-Membrane Apparatus (Moisture Tensions between 1 and 15 atm)

    Suggested Method of Test for Infiltration Rate in Field Using Double-Ring Infiltrometers

    Suggested Method for Capillary Wetting of Soils Specimens (Compacted and Undisturbed)

    Suggested Method of Test for One-Dimensional Expansion and Uplift Pressure of Clay Soils

    Suggested Method for Obtaining Saturated Samples of Cohesive Soil for Strength Tests

    Suggested Method of Test for Triaxial Compressive Strength of Soils

    Suggested Method of Test for Triaxial Compression of Soils

    Suggested Method of Test for Internal Friction and Cohesion Values of Soils and Soil Mixtures by Triaxial Loading

    Suggested Method of Test for the Internal Stability of Granular Soils and Stabilized Mixtures (Stabilometer Test)

    Proposed Method of Test for Consolidated Drained Direct Shear Test of Soils

    Suggested Method of Test for Ultimate Shearing Resistance of Cohesive Clay Soils

    Suggested Method of Test for Ultimate Shearing Resistance of Granular Soils and Stabilized Mixtures

    Suggested Methods of Test for Hydrogen Ion Concentration (pH) of Soils

    Suggested Method of Test for Thermal Resistivity of Soil by the Thermal Probe

    Suggested Method of Test for Organic Carbon Content of Soil by Wet Combustion

    Suggested Method for Estimating Specific Surface

    Suggested Method of Test for Organic Matter Content of Soils by Redox Titration

    Suggested Method of Test for Soluble Salts in Soil

    Suggested Method for Applications of X-Ray Diffraction of Clay Structural Analysis to the Understanding of the Engineering Behavior of Soils

    Suggested Techniques for Measuring the Fabric of Engineering Soils

    Suggested Methods of Test for Identification of Soils

    Interim Recommended Practice for the Classification of Soils and Soil-Aggregate Mixtures for Highway Construction Purposes AASHO Designation: M 145-66 I

    Suggested Procedure for Pedological Classification of Soils

    Identifying Soils by a Triangle Based on Unified Soil Classification System

    Guide to a Field Description of Muskeg

    A Review of Engineering Soil Classification Systems

    Suggested Method of Test for Volume Change of Soils

    Suggested Methods of Test for Density of Soil in Place Using the Washington Densometer

    Suggested Method of Preparing Samples of Stabilization Materials and Stabilized Mixes by Washing

    Suggested Method of Test for Volume Change and Absorption in Stabilized Mixtures

    Suggested Methods of Test for Water Absorption, Volume Change, and Stability of Mixtures of Tar and Soil

    Suggested Methods of Field Procedure for the Design of Cutback Asphalt-Soil Mixtures

    Suggested Method for Determining Suitable Proportions of Soil-Asphalt or Soil-Aggregate-Asphalt

    Suggested Method of Test for Stability of Mixtures of Soils and Liquid Asphaltic Products

    Suggested Method of Test for Quantity of Cutback Asphalt for Stabilizing Sandy Soils

    Suggested Method of Test for Bearing Value of Sand-Asphaltic Mixtures

    Suggested Method of Evaluating Tar-Soil Mixtures

    Suggested Method for Mixture Design Procedure for Lime-Treated Soils

    Suggested Method of Test for Cement Content of Freshly Mixed Soil-Cement Mixtures

    Suggested Method of Test for Bearing Power of Soil by Means of A Cone Machine

    Suggested Methods for Rapid Determination of Approximate Moisture Content of Soils for Field Control of Embankment Construction

    Suggested Methods of Test for Complex Moduli of Soils and Asphaltic Concretes in Compression

    Suggested Method of Test for Density of Soil and Soil-Aggregate in Place by Nuclear Methods (Shallow Depth)

    Suggested Method of Test for Moisture Content of Soil and Soil-Aggregate in Place by Nuclear Methods (Shallow Depth)

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

    Suggested Method of Test for Rapid Compaction Control

    Suggested Methods of Test for Shear Modulus and Damping of Soils by the Resonant Column

    Suggested Method of Test for Some Viscoelastic Properties of Materials, Especially Frozen and Nonfrozen Soils, Under Vibratory Loads.

    Suggested Method of Test for Soil Shear Moduli by In Situ Vibratory Techniques

    Some Notes on Vibratory Test Techniques for Determination of Properties of Soils In Situ

    Suggested Method of Test for Bearing Ratio of Soils in Place

    Suggested Methods of Test for Load-Deflection Characteristics of Pavement Systems by Means of the Benkelman Beam

    Suggested Method of Test for Load Capacity of Batter Pile Frames

    Suggested Method of Test for Load-Deflection Relationship for Individual Piles Using a Constant Rate of Penetration

    Suggested Method of Test for Load-Deflection Relationship of Pile Groups

    Suggested Method of Test for Load-Deflection Relationship for Individual Piles Under Axial Tensile Load

    Suggested Method of Test for Load-Deflection Relationship for Individual Piles Under Lateral Load

    Suggested Method of Test for Load-Deflection Relationship for a Batter Pile Frame Under Lateral Load

    Suggested Method of Test for Triaxial Compressive Strength of Undrained Rock Core Specimens with Induced Pore Pressure Measurements

    Suggested Method of Test for Direct Shear Strength of Rock Core Specimens

    Suggested Method of Test for In Situ Shear Strength of Rock

    Suggested Symbols for Soil Mechanics Terms


    Committee: D18

    DOI: 10.1520/STP479-EB

    ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-5570-1

    ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-0051-0

    ASTM International is a member of CrossRef.

    0-8031-0051-5
    978-0-8031-0051-0
    STP479-EB