SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 1970

Suggested Methods for Rapid Determination of Approximate Moisture Content of Soils for Field Control of Embankment Construction


Rapid methods of determining the approximate moisture content of soils and granular materials are used extensively in field control of embankment and base course construction. The use of a rapid method is necessary in order that sufficient tests can be performed for adequate quality control and to avoid delay in construction pending the testing.

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Smith, PC
Bureau of Public Roads, Federal Highway Administration, Washington, D. C.
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Developed by Committee: D18
Pages: 447–459
DOI: 10.1520/STP38542S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-5570-1
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-0051-0