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Last Updated: Nov 28, 2017
ASTM D3551-08

Standard Practice for Laboratory Preparation of Soil-Lime Mixtures Using Mechanical Mixer (Withdrawn 2017)

Standard Practice for Laboratory Preparation of Soil-Lime Mixtures Using Mechanical Mixer (Withdrawn 2017)
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Significance and Use

This practice standardizes the preparation of soil-lime mixtures for laboratory testing by engineers and researchers interested in determining properties of soil when stabilized with lime. In this method, mention is made of the mellowing period, but no specific recommendations are made because the mellowing period to be used in testing depends upon each specific use.

Note 1—The quality of the result produced by this standard is dependent on the competence of the personnel performing it, and the suitability of the equipment and facilities used. Agencies that meet the criteria of Practice D 3740 are generally considered capable of competent and objective testing/sampling/inspection, and the like. Users of this standard are cautioned that compliance with Practice D 3740 does not in itself assure reliable results. Reliable results depend on many factors; Practice D 3740 provides a means of evaluating some of those factors.


1.1 This practice covers the laboratory preparation of soil-lime mixtures for use in determining the effects of lime on soil properties (plasticity, strength, moisture-density relations, etc.) and the design of mixtures for construction.

1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

1.3 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

1.4 This practice offers a set of instructions for performing one or more specific operations. This document cannot replace education or experience and should be used in conjunction with professional judgement. Not all aspects of this practice may be applicable in all circumstances. This ASTM standard is not intended to represent or replace the standard of care by which the adequacy of a given professional service must be judged, nor should this document be applied without consideration of a project's many unique aspects. The word Standard in the title of this document means only that the document has been approved the ASTM consensus process.

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Book of Standards Volume: 04.08
Developed by Subcommittee: D18.15
Pages: 2
DOI: 10.1520/D3551-08
ICS Code: 93.020