ASTM WK65303

    Revision of D6836 - 16 Standard Test Methods for Determination of the Soil Water Characteristic Curve for Desorption Using Hanging Column, Pressure Extractor, Chilled Mirror Hygrometer, or Centrifuge

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    Active Standard: D6836 - 16

    Developed by Subcommittee: D18.04 | Committee D18 | Contact Staff Manager



    capillary pressure; chilled mirror hygrometer; gravimetric water content; hanging column; matric potential; matric suction; pressure membrane; pressure plate; soil; soil water characteristic curve; suction; total suction; volumetric water content; water activity;;


    I would like to add the evaporation method to this standard. The evaporation method is a commonly used well established method for measuring the soil water characteristic curve. This addition to the standard was approved as a work item at the June 2018 committee meetings.

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    Technical Contact:
    Leonardo Rivera

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