ASTM D4829-95

    Standard Test Method for Expansion Index of Soils


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method provides an index to the expansion potential of compacted soils when inundated with distilled water.

    1.2 This test method controls variables that influence the expansive characteristics of soils and still retains a relatively simple test for practical engineering applications.

    1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values stated in inch-pound units are approximate.

    1.4 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

    D653 Terminology Relating to Soil, Rock, and Contained Fluids

    D698 Test Methods for Laboratory Compaction Characteristics of Soil Using Standard Effort (12,400 ft-lbf/ft3 (600 kN-m/m3))

    D854 Test Methods for Specific Gravity of Soil Solids by Water Pycnometer

    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

    D4546 Test Methods for One-Dimensional Swell or Collapse of Soils

    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 11111800(Clays)


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    DOI: 10.1520/D4829-95

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    ASTM D4829-95, Standard Test Method for Expansion Index of Soils, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 1995, www.astm.org

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