ASTM WK49068

    New Test Method for Determining the Specific Gravity and Absorption of Coarse Grained Particles in Soils

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    Developed by Subcommittee: D18.03 | Committee D18 | Contact Staff Manager


    1. Scope

    This test is used for determining the specific gravity of coarse particles of soil larger than the #4 sieve size material. This includes Gravels and Cobbles in the USCS system ASTM D2487. The test method will determine the Bulk, Saturated Surface Dried, and Dry specific gravity and absorption at the SSD condition.


    Soil Specific gravity, gravel, oversize, aggregates


    Needed for phase relationship calculations for density of soil and is used for computing the total density of soil with finer particles for construction control purposes.

    The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.

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    Work Item Status

    Date Initiated:

    Technical Contact:
    Jeffrey Farrar

    Draft Under Development