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Unformatted text preview: Designation: D 698 – 07 e 1 Standard Test Methods for Laboratory Compaction Characteristics of Soil Using Standard Effort (12 400 ft-lbf/ft 3 (600 kN-m/m 3 )) 1 This standard is issued under the fixed designation D 698; the number immediately following the designation indicates the year of original adoption or, in the case of revision, the year of last revision. A number in parentheses indicates the year of last reapproval. A superscript epsilon ( e ) indicates an editorial change since the last revision or reapproval. This standard has been approved for use by agencies of the Department of Defense. e 1 N OTE —Figure 2 was editorially corrected in July 2007. 1. Scope* 1.1 These test methods cover laboratory compaction meth- ods used to determine the relationship between molding water content and dry unit weight of soils (compaction curve) compacted in a 4 or 6-in. (101.6 or 152.4-mm) diameter mold with a 5.50-lbf (24.5-N) rammer dropped from a height of 12.0 in. (305 mm) producing a compactive effort of 12 400 ft-lbf/ ft 3 (600 kN-m/m 3 ). N OTE 1—The equipment and procedures are similar as those proposed by R. R. Proctor ( Engineering News Record —September 7, 1933) with this one major exception: his rammer blows were applied as “12 inch firm strokes” instead of free fall, producing variable compactive effort depend- ing on the operator, but probably in the range 15 000 to 25 000 ft-lbf/ft 3 (700 to 1200 kN-m/m 3 ). The standard effort test (see 3.1.3 ) is sometimes referred to as the Proctor Test. 1.1.1 Soils and soil-aggregate mixtures are to be regarded as natural occurring fine- or coarse-grained soils, or composites or mixtures of natural soils, or mixtures of natural and processed soils or aggregates such as gravel or crushed rock. Hereafter referred to as either soil or material. 1.2 These test methods apply only to soils (materials) that have 30 % or less by mass of particles retained on the 3 / 4-in. (19.0-mm) sieve and have not been previously compacted in the laboratory; that is, do not reuse compacted soil. 1.2.1 For relationships between unit weights and molding water contents of soils with 30 % or less by mass of material retained on the 3 / 4-in. (19.0-mm) sieve to unit weights and molding water contents of the fraction passing 3 / 4-in. (19.0- mm) sieve, see Practice D 4718 . 1.3 Three alternative methods are provided. The method used shall be as indicated in the specification for the material being tested. If no method is specified, the choice should be based on the material gradation. 1.3.1 Method A : 22.214.171.124 Mold —4-in. (101.6-mm) diameter. 126.96.36.199 Material —Passing No. 4 (4.75-mm) sieve. 188.8.131.52 Layers —Three. 184.108.40.206 Blows per Layer —25....
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This note was uploaded on 07/06/2009 for the course CEC 351 taught by Professor Lawrence during the Spring '09 term at Universidad Nacional de Asuncion.
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