ASTM D5520-94

    Standard Test Method for Laboratory Determination of Creep Properties of Frozen Soil Samples by Uniaxial Compression


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the determination of the creep behavior of cylindrical specimens of frozen soil, subjected to uniaxial compression. It specifies the apparatus, instrumentation, and procedures for determining the stress-strain-time, or strength versus strain rate relationships for frozen soils under deviatoric creep conditions.

    1.2 Although this test method is one that is most commonly used, it is recognized that creep properties of frozen soil related to certain specific applications, can also be obtained by some alternative procedures, such as stress-relaxation tests, simple shear tests, and beam flexure tests. Creep testing under triaxial test conditions will be covered in another standard.

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

    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

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

    D4083 Practice for Description of Frozen Soils (Visual-Manual Procedure)

    D6026 Practice for Using Significant Digits in Geotechnical Data


    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 11111501(Soil)


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    DOI: 10.1520/D5520-94

    Citation Format

    ASTM D5520-94, Standard Test Method for Laboratory Determination of Creep Properties of Frozen Soil Samples by Uniaxial Compression, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 1994, www.astm.org

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