SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 1970

Suggested Methods of Test for Density of Soil in Place Using the Washington Densometer


This method of test provides a rapid means for determining the in-place density of soils and granular materials. The apparatus described herein may be used to measure the volume of test holes ranging from 0.05 to 0.50 cu ft, which range is sufficient to permit testing all soils and aggregates including coarse granular materials having a maximum particle size of about 4 in.

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Humphres, HW
Washington State Highway Commission
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Developed by Committee: D18
Pages: 385–391
DOI: 10.1520/STP38529S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-5570-1
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-0051-0