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This document deals with the equipment requirements, execution of and reporting of the determination of the bulk density of soils. The bulk density of a soil is useful in the determination of the in-situ overburden stresses at various depth (geostatic stresses). Furthermore, bulk and dry density can qualitatively describe the mechanical characteristics of a soil via empirical relationships which are to be found in the technical literature. Such relationships should be used only as guidelines and should be supplemented by direct measurements of the mechanical characteristics. This document describes three methods: a) linear measurement method; b) immersion in fluid method; c) fluid displacement method. The linear measurement method is suitable for the determination of the bulk density of a specimen of soil of regular shape, including specimens prepared for other tests. The specimens used are either rectangular or cylindrical prisms. The immersion in fluid method covers the determination of the bulk density of a specimen of natural or compacted soil by measuring its mass in air and its apparent mass when suspended in fluid. The method may be used when lumps of material of suitable size can be obtained. The fluid displacement method covers the determination of the bulk density of a specimen of soil by measuring its mass in air and the mass of fluid displaced by immersion. The method may be used when lumps of material of suitable size can be obtained.
|Nederlandse titel||Geotechnisch onderzoek en beproeving - Beproeving van grond in het laboratorium - Deel 2: Bepaling van de dichtheid van fijn korrelige grond|
|Engelse titel||Geotechnical investigation and testing - Laboratory testing of soil - Part 2: Determination of density of fine-grained soil|