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geo lab group - For Particle Size Analysis there are two...

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For Particle Size Analysis there are two main steps to follow which are the Sieve Analysis then followed by the Hydrometer Test. Sieve Analysis: For the Sieve Analysis we start out by taking our soil and examining the physical qualities of it seen by the eye. We then obtained 700.5g of the soil and placed it in a metal bowl. After this we prepared our set of sieves and pan by brushing of any leftover particles from any prior testing and made sure we had all of the sieves. We then weighed each sieve including the pan and recorded the mass for each and made sure to stack all of the sieves in the correct particle size order with the pan on the bottom. We then took our 700.5g of soil, poured it into our sieves including the pan and placed it into the shaker to shake for exactly 5 minutes. After 5 minutes we took the sieves including the pan apart with their contained soil, weighed each of them and recorded the masses again. We then compared these new weights to the original weights without soil and calculated the percent difference in the weights to see if the difference was more than 2% which would mean we had to reweigh all of the sieves and this did not
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This note was uploaded on 02/22/2012 for the course GEO 103 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at Syracuse.

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