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
    Holtz W.

    Suggested Method for Subsurface Testing by Electrical Resistivity Measurements
    Van Zelst T.

    Suggested Method for Aerial Photo Interpretation for Engineering Reconnaissance
    Franklin A.

    Suggested Method for Geologic Reconnaissance of Construction Sites
    Johnson A.

    General Guide for Use of Borehole Cameras—A Guide
    Cluff L., Lundgren R., Sturges F.

    Suggested Method for Dynamic-Cone Soil Penetration Test

    Suggested Method for Measuring Water Level in Boreholes
    Zegarra E.

    Suggested Method for Penetration Test in Gravelly Soils
    Hill W.

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

    Suggested Method for Deep Static-Cone Penetration Test
    Schmertmann J.

    Suggested Method for Subsurface Exploration Recording
    Zegarra E.

    Suggested Method for Screw-Plate Load Test
    Schmertmann J.

    Suggested Mechanical Method for Breaking up Soil Aggregations
    Blystone J., Johnston C.

    Suggested Method for Grain Size Analysis of Soil by Elutriation
    Mills W.

    Suggested Method of Test for Amount of Material Finer Than the No. 200 Sieve in Aggregates and Soils
    Brown H., O'Harea W.

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

    Suggested Method of Test for Cohesiveness of Nonplastic Granular Soils
    Preus C.

    Suggested Method of Preparing Specimens of Granular Cohesive Mixtures for Physical Tests
    Housel W.

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

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

    Suggested Method of Test for Moisture-Density Relations of Gravelly Soils
    Wagner A.

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

    Suggested Methods of Test for Maximum and Minimum Densities of Granular Soils
    Burmister D.

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

    Suggested Method of Test for Maximum Density of Noncohesive Soils and Aggregates
    Goode J., Pauls J.

    Suggested Method of Test for Minimum Density of Noncohesive Soils and Aggregates
    Yemington E.

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

    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
    Hill W.

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

    Suggested Method of Test for Coefficient of Permeability of Soils with Values Greater than 1 ft per Day
    Barber E., Yemington E.

    Suggested Method of Test for Permeability of Undisturbed Soil or Rock Specimens
    Holtz W.

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

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

    Suggested Method of Test for Permeability and Settlement of Disturbed Soils
    Jones C.

    Suggested Method of Test for Permeability and Capillarity of Soils and Soil Mixtures
    Housel W.

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

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

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

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

    Suggested Method for Obtaining Saturated Samples of Cohesive Soil for Strength Tests
    Gregg L.

    Suggested Method of Test for Triaxial Compressive Strength of Soils
    Allen H., Sawyer C.

    Suggested Method of Test for Triaxial Compression of Soils
    Finney R.

    Suggested Method of Test for Internal Friction and Cohesion Values of Soils and Soil Mixtures by Triaxial Loading
    Holtz W., Noell O.

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

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

    Suggested Method of Test for Ultimate Shearing Resistance of Cohesive Clay Soils
    Housel W.

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

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

    Suggested Method of Test for Thermal Resistivity of Soil by the Thermal Probe
    Winterkorn H.

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

    Suggested Method for Estimating Specific Surface

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

    Suggested Method of Test for Soluble Salts in Soil
    Martin R.

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

    Suggested Techniques for Measuring the Fabric of Engineering Soils
    Moore C.

    Suggested Methods of Test for Identification of Soils
    Burmister D.

    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
    McMinn J.

    Guide to a Field Description of Muskeg
    MacFarlane I.

    A Review of Engineering Soil Classification Systems
    LIU T.

    Suggested Method of Test for Volume Change of Soils
    Abercrombie W.

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

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

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

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

    Suggested Methods of Field Procedure for the Design of Cutback Asphalt-Soil Mixtures
    Holmes A., Klinger E.

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

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

    Suggested Method of Test for Quantity of Cutback Asphalt for Stabilizing Sandy Soils
    Heriot L.

    Suggested Method of Test for Bearing Value of Sand-Asphaltic Mixtures
    McKesson C.

    Suggested Method of Evaluating Tar-Soil Mixtures
    Rhodes E.

    Suggested Method for Mixture Design Procedure for Lime-Treated Soils
    Thompson M.

    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
    Boyd K.

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

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

    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)
    Shepard C.

    Suggested Method of Test for Density of Soil in Place by the Drive-Cylinder Method
    Guinnee J., Womack L.

    Suggested Method of Test for Rapid Compaction Control
    Hilf J.

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

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

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

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

    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
    Heck W.

    Suggested Method of Test for Direct Shear Strength of Rock Core Specimens
    Kenty J.

    Suggested Method of Test for In Situ Shear Strength of Rock
    Dodds R.

    Suggested Symbols for Soil Mechanics Terms


    Committee: D18

    Paper ID: STP479-EB

    DOI: 10.1520/STP479-EB

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

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

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