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    Evaluation of Relative Density and its Role in Geotechnical Projects Involving Cohesionless Soils

    Selig ET, Ladd RS
    Published: 1973

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    This monumental volume contains 31 papers dealing with the determination of density considering the measurement of maximum, and situ density; correlation Between relative density and measure performance of properties and granular soils; use of relative density in geotechnical projects.

    Table of Contents


    The Relative Density Approach—Uses, Testing Requirements, Reliability, and Shortcomings

    Accuracy of Relative Density Measurements: Results of a Comparative Test Program

    Variability of Laboratory Relative Density Test Results

    Statistical Significance of the Relative Density

    Effect of Variations in Minimum Density on Relative Density

    Factors Controlling Maximum and Minimum Densities of Sands

    Influence of Grain Shape and Size upon the Limiting Porosities of Sands

    Some Observations on the Control of Density by Vibration

    Laboratory Studies of Maximum and Minimum Dry Densities of Cohesionless Soils

    Maximum Density Determination of Subbase Materials

    Compaction of Sand on a Vertically Vibrating Table

    Vibratory Compaction in the Laboratory of Granular Materials in Long Columns

    Uniformity of Saturated Sand Specimens

    Errors of In-Place Density Measurements in Cohesionless Soils

    Some Testing Experiences and Characteristics of Boulder-Gravel Fill in Earth Dams

    Relative Density Tests on Rock Fill at Carters Dam

    Direct Determination and Indirect Evaluation of Relative Density and Its Use on Earthwork Construction Projects

    Prediction of Drained Strength of Sands from Relative Density Measurements

    Effect of Particle Shape on the Engineering Properties of Granular Soils

    Effect of Relative Density on the Liquefaction Susceptibility of a Fine Sand under Controlled-Stress Loading

    Influence of Relative Density on the Strength and Deformation of Sand under Plane Strain Conditions

    Comparisons of Vibrated Density and Standard Compaction Tests on Sands with Varying Amounts of Fines

    Determination of Relative Density of Sand Below Groundwater Table

    Experience with Relative Density as a Construction Control Criterion

    Density Measurements in a Hydraulic Fill

    Field and Laboratory Determination of Maximum Density in Coarse Sands and Gravels for Mica Dam

    Correlation Between Gradational Parameters and Limiting Densities for Cohesionless Materials Placed Hydraulically

    Comparison of Relative Densities Estimated Using Different Approaches

    Relative Density—Three Examples of Its Use in Research and Practice

    Difficulties in the Use of Relative Density as a Soil Parameter

    Evaluation of Relative Density Measurements and Applications


    Committee: D18

    DOI: 10.1520/STP523-EB

    ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-5534-3

    ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-0081-7