ASTM D806 - 11

    Standard Test Method for Cement Content of Hardened Soil-Cement Mixtures

    Active Standard ASTM D806 | Developed by Subcommittee: D18.15

    Book of Standards Volume: 04.08


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    Significance and Use

    This test method determines cement content in mixtures of cement with soil or aggregate by chemical analysis. It was developed primarily for testing samples for which a significant degree of cement hydration or hardening has taken place. Test Methods D 2901 or D 5982 may be used for determining cement content of freshly mixed soil-cement mixtures.

    This test method is based on determination by chemical analysis of the calcium oxide (CaO) content of the sample. The method may not be applicable to soil-cement materials containing soils or aggregates which yield significant amounts of dissolved calcium oxide (CaO) under the conditions of the test.

    Note 1—The agency performing this test method can be evaluated in accordance with Practice D 3740. Not withstanding statements on precision and bias contained in this test method: the precision of this test method is dependent on the competence of the personnel performing it and the suitability of the equipment and facilities used. Agencies that meet the criteria of Practice D 3740 are generally considered capable of competent and objective testing. Users of this test method are cautioned that compliance with Practice D 3740 does not, in itself, ensure reliable testing. Reliable testing depends on many factors; Practice D 3740 provides a means of evaluating some of these factors.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the determination by chemical analysis of cement content of hardened soil-cement mixtures.

    1.2 All observed and calculated values shall conform to the guidelines for significant digits and rounding established in Practice D 6026.

    1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard.

    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. For specific hazard precautions, see Section .


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    C125 Terminology Relating to Concrete and Concrete Aggregates

    C219 Terminology Relating to Hydraulic Cement

    D653 Terminology Relating to Soil, Rock, and Contained Fluids

    D2901 Test Method for Cement Content of Freshly Mixed Soil-Cement

    D3740 Practice for Minimum Requirements for Agencies Engaged in Testing and/or Inspection of Soil and Rock as Used in Engineering Design and Construction

    D4753 Guide for Evaluating, Selecting, and Specifying Balances and Standard Masses for Use in Soil, Rock, and Construction Materials Testing

    D5982 Test Method for Determining Cement Content of Fresh Soil-Cement (Heat of Neutralization Method)

    D6026 Practice for Using Significant Digits in Geotechnical Data

    E11 Specification for Woven Wire Test Sieve Cloth and Test Sieves

    E145 Specification for Gravity-Convection and Forced-Ventilation Ovens

    E832 Specification for Laboratory Filter Papers


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 93.020 (Earth works. Excavations. Foundation construction. Underground works)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 30121901(Soil stabilizer); 30111600(Cement and lime)


    DOI: 10.1520/D0806-11

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