ASTM D6572 - 12 en

Standard Test Methods for Determining Dispersive Characteristics of Clayey Soils by the Crumb Test

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Gepubliceerd op 01-11-2012
Taal Engels

1.1 Two test methods are provided to give a qualitative indication of the natural dispersive characteristics of clayey soils. Method A is for natural soil clumps and method B for remolded soil.

1.2 These test methods are not applicable for soils with less than 12 % finer than 0.005 mm and with a plasticity index less than or equal to 8.

1.3 The crumb test method has some limitations in its usefulness as an indicator of dispersive clay. A dispersive soil may sometimes give a non-dispersive reaction in the crumb test. Soils containing kaolinite with known field dispersion problems have shown non-dispersive reactions in the crumb test (1)2. However, if the crumb test indicates dispersion, the soil is probably dispersive.

1.4 Oven-dried soil should not be used to prepare crumb test specimens, as irreversible changes could occur to the soil pore-water physicochemical properties responsible for dispersion (2).

1.5 The crumb test method, while a good quick indication of dispersive clay, should usually be run in conjunction with a pinhole test and a double hydrometer test, Test Methods D4647 and D4221, respectively.

Note 1In some cases, the results of the pinhole, crumb, and double-hydrometer test methods may disagree. Crumb test methods are a better indicator of dispersive clays than of nondispersive clays (3).

1.6 All observed and calculated values shall conform to the guidelines for significant digits and rounding established in Practice D6026.

1.6.1 The method used to specify how data are collected, calculated, or recorded in this standard is not directly related to the accuracy to which the data can be applied in design or other uses, or both. How one applies the results obtained using this standard is beyond its scope.

1.7 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.

1.8 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.


ICS-code 13.080.20
Engelse titel Standard Test Methods for Determining Dispersive Characteristics of Clayey Soils by the Crumb Test
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