Journal Published Online: 01 December 1978
Volume 1, Issue 4

Accuracy of the Density Scoop for Unit Weight Determinations in Cohesionless Soils



An assessment is made of the accuracy of the Selig density scoop for determining the unit weight of dry cohesionless soils. Seven different soils were used in the study. The results show grain size and density dependence. Recommendations are made for appropriate field use.

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Weiler, WA
Haley and Aldrich, Inc., Cambridge, Mass.
Kulhawy, FH
School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y.
Pages: 3
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Stock #: GTJ10398J
ISSN: 0149-6115
DOI: 10.1520/GTJ10398J