ASTM D6913 Standard Test Methods for Particle-Size Distribution (Gradation) of Soils Using Sieve Analysis -- eLearning Course

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About the Course

This course covers the ASTM D6913/D6913M Standard Test Method for Particle-Size Distribution (Gradation) of Soils Using Sieve Analysis. This test method is used to separate particles into size ranges and to determine quantitatively the mass of particles in each range. These data are combined to determine the particle-size distribution (gradation). This test method uses a square opening sieve criterion in determining the gradation of soil between the 3-in. (75-mm) and No. 200 (75-µm) sieves.

The subject matter expert for this course is John T. Germaine, Sc.D.

This course includes downloadable resources including a procedural outline and a pdf of the standard, instructional video content, interactive knowledge checks, and a self-grading quiz. The course can be completed in about one hour.

Praise for the Course

"I believe the course for D6913 beautifully streamlines the content of a very complex standard in order to present it in digestible, bite-size portions."
Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Determine if single sieve-set or composite sieving is required given a visually estimated maximum particle size.
  • Identify the minimum mass requirement for a specimen.
  • Recall the sieve overloading limits.
  • Recognize the three procedures to obtain a representative specimen from the sample including air dry, oven dry, and moist.
  • Recall the steps for single sieve-set sieving.
  • Recall the steps for single separation and double separation composite sieving.
CEUs and Certificate

CEUs: .1 or 1 PDH

Certificate: A certificate is available upon successful completion of the course and an 80% or higher score on the exam.

Reference Materials Included

ASTM D6913


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