Journal Published Online: 01 June 1992
Volume 15, Issue 2

Maximum Dry Density of Cohesionless Soils by Pluviation and by ASTM D 4253-83: A Comparative Study



Maximum dry densities of a variety of granular soils, ranging from silty sand to sandy gravel (Dmax = 9.5 mm), were determined by ASTM Test Methods for Maximum Index Density of Soils Using a Vibrating Table (D 4253-83) and by pluviation. The effects of various test conditions during pluviation were also investigated. The pluviation method offers several advantages compared to that of the ASTM method: higher dry density, no particle crushing, less effect of segregation, and better repeatability. In addition, the pluviation method can be performed with greater facility in less time.

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Lo Presti, DCF
Technical University of Turin, Torino, Italy
Pedroni, S
ENEL DSR-CRIS, Milano, Italy
Crippa, V
ENEL DSR-CRIS, Milano, Italy
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Stock #: GTJ10239J
ISSN: 0149-6115
DOI: 10.1520/GTJ10239J