SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 1970

Suggested Method of Test for the Moisture-Density Relations of Soils (California Method)


This method describes the procedure for determining the maximum density and optimum water content of soils, using the equipment and method of test prescribed by the California Division of Highways. Relative compaction is based on this maximum density.

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Hveem, FN
California Division of Highways, Sacramento, Calif.
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Developed by Committee: D18
Pages: 104–107
DOI: 10.1520/STP38485S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-5570-1
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-0051-0