ASTM D1632-06

    Standard Practice for Making and Curing Soil-Cement Compression and Flexure Test Specimens in the Laboratory


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This practice covers the procedure for making and curing compression and flexure test specimens of soil-cement in the laboratory under accurate control of quantities of materials and test conditions.

    1.2 This practice offers a set of instructions for performing one or more specific operations. This document cannot replace education or experience and should be used in conjunction with professional judgment. Not all aspects of this practice may be applicable in all circumstances. This ASTM standard is not intended to represent or replace the standard of care by which the adequacy of a given professional service must be judged, nor should this document be applied without consideration of a project's many unique aspects. The word "Standard" in the title of this document means only that the document has been approved through the ASTM consensus process.

    This standard may involve hazardous materials, operations, and equipment. 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.

    ASTM Standards

    C127 Test Method for Relative Density (Specific Gravity) and Absorption of Coarse Aggregate

    D558 Test Methods for Moisture-Density (Unit Weight) Relations of Soil-Cement Mixtures

    D559 Test Methods for Wetting and Drying Compacted Soil-Cement Mixtures

    D560 Test Methods for Freezing and Thawing Compacted Soil-Cement Mixtures

    D653 Terminology Relating to Soil, Rock, and Contained Fluids

    D1633

    D1634 Test Method for Compressive Strength of SoilCement Using Portions of Beams Broken in Flexure (Modied Cube Method)

    D1635 Test Method for Flexural Strength of Soil-Cement Using Simple Beam with Third-Point 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

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

    D6026 Practice for Using Significant Digits in Geotechnical Data

    E11 Specification for Woven Wire Test Sieve Cloth and Test Sieves


    ICS Code

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

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 11111501(Soil); 30111601(Cement)


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    DOI: 10.1520/D1632-06

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    ASTM D1632-06, Standard Practice for Making and Curing Soil-Cement Compression and Flexure Test Specimens in the Laboratory, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2006, www.astm.org

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