ASTM D4633-86

    Test Method For Stress Wave Energy Measurment For Dynamic Penetrometer Testing Systems (Withdrawn 1995)



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    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method describes the procedure for measuring that part of the drive weight (hammer) kinetic energy that enters the penetrometer connector rod column during dynamic (hammer impact) penetrometer testing of soil.

    1.2 This test method has particular application to the comparative evaluation of hammer systems, and, to a lesser degree of accuracy, hammer-operator systems, that are used for the penetration testing of soils.

    1.3 This test method applies to penetrometers driven from above the ground surface. It is not intended for use with down-hole hammers.

    1.4 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard. The values in parentheses are provided for information only.

    1.5 This standard may involve hazardous materials, operations, and equipment. This standard does not purport to address all of the safety problems 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

    D653 Terminology Relating to Soil, Rock, and Contained Fluids

    D1586 Test Method for Penetration Test (SPT) and Split-Barrel Sampling of Soils

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

    D6026 Practice for Using Significant Digits in Geotechnical Data

    D6066 Practice for Determining the Normalized Penetration Resistance of Sands for Evaluation of Liquefaction Potential


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 19.060 (Mechanical testing)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 11111501(Soil); 41113904(Penetrometers)


    Citation Format

    ASTM D4633-86, Test Method For Stress Wave Energy Measurment For Dynamic Penetrometer Testing Systems (Withdrawn 1995), ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 1986, www.astm.org

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