The pycnometer is first filled with water and set on

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Unformatted text preview: he specific gravity of solids (ASTM D854) uses a calibrated glass flask known as a pycnometer, as shown in the figure below. The pycnometer is first filled with water and set on a balance to find its mass. Then, it is refilled with a known mass of dry soil plus water so the total volume is the same as before. Again its mass is determined. From this data, we can compute Gs. Using this technique on a certain soil sample, we have obtained the following data: Mass of soil = 81.8 g Moisture content of soil = 11.2% Mass of pycnometer...
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This note was uploaded on 10/11/2013 for the course CIE 444 taught by Professor Dr.aboujaoude during the Fall '13 term at Lebanese American University.

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