ASTM D6026-99

    Standard Practice for Using Significant Digits in Geotechnical Data


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This practice is intended to assist in the use of uniform methods of indicating the number of digits that are to be considered significant and rounding for intermediate calculations when reporting geotechnical test results.

    1.2 This practice uses a variation of the traditional rounding method (see Practice E 29) that recognizes the algorithm common to most hand-held calculators.


    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

    E29 Practice for Using Significant Digits in Test Data to Determine Conformance with Specifications

    E344 Terminology Relating to Thermometry and Hydrometry

    E456 Terminology Relating to Quality and Statistics

    E833 Terminology of Building Economics


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 07.020 (Mathematics)

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    DOI: 10.1520/D6026-99

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    ASTM D6026-99, Standard Practice for Using Significant Digits in Geotechnical Data, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 1999, www.astm.org

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