In Situ Density Tests - In Situ Density Tests In situ...

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In Situ Density Tests In situ density tests are outlined procedures to determine the density of a soil at a construction site. We will use the sand cone method to test the in situ density of soil in today’s lab, ASTM D1556. A hole is dug and the soil is saved and weighed in the lab. The hole is then filled with sand with a known unit weight. The weight of sand in the hole is then measured as the difference in weight of the sand cone device. Using the weight of sand and the unit weight, the volume of the hole can then be determined. The weight and volume is then used to determine the density. Equipment Sand cone apparatus Base plate Uniform sand Digging tools Container to collect samples Balance Test Procedure Measure weight of sand cone apparatus with sand in it, record as W 1 Level off ground surface where the test is going to be performed. Trace out circle with template of the base plate and dig out small hole. Place soil in container with lid. Be careful not to lose any soil as this will
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This note was uploaded on 09/23/2011 for the course CIVIL ENGI CE 3400 taught by Professor Rosenblad during the Spring '11 term at Missouri (Mizzou).

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