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This test method covers the determination of the magnitude of one-dimensional collapse that occurs when unsaturated soils are inundated with fluid.
Formerly under the jurisdiction of Committee D18 on Soil and Rock, this test method was withdrawn in July 2012 in accordance with section 10.5.3.1 of the Regulations Governing ASTM Technical Committees, which requires that standards shall be updated by the end of the eighth year since the last approval date.
1.1 This test method covers the determination of the magnitude of one-dimensional collapse that occurs when unsaturated soils are inundated with fluid.
1.2 This test method may be used to determine the magnitude of potential collapse that may occur for a given vertical (axial) stress and an index for rating the potential for collapse.
1.3 This test method specifies the technique for specimen preparation, apparatus, and procedure for quantifying the amount of height change associated with collapse and procedures for reporting test results.
1.4 The procedures given in this test method are applicable to both undisturbed and remolded specimens.
1.5 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The inch-pound units given in parentheses are for information only.
1.6 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The inch-pound units given in parentheses are for information only.
1.7 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
D653 Terminology Relating to Soil, Rock, and Contained Fluids
D2216 Test Methods for Laboratory Determination of Water (Moisture) Content of Soil and Rock by Mass
D2435 Test Methods for One-Dimensional Consolidation Properties of Soils Using Incremental Loading
D3740 Practice for Minimum Requirements for Agencies Engaged in Testing and/or Inspection of Soil and Rock as Used in Engineering Design and Construction
D4829 Test Method for Expansion Index of Soils
D6026 Practice for Using Significant Digits in Geotechnical Data
ASTM D5333-03, Standard Test Method for Measurement of Collapse Potential of Soils (Withdrawn 2012), ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2003, www.astm.orgBack to Top