ASTM D2419

Full Name

ASTM D2419 – Standard Test Method for Sand Equivalent Value of Soils and Fine Aggregate


This test method is intended to serve as a rapid field correlation test. The purpose of this test method is to indicate, under standard conditions, the relative proportions of clay-size or plastic fines and dust in granular soils and fine aggregates that pass the 4.75-mm (No. 4) sieve.

The term “sand equivalent” expresses the concept that most granular soils and some fine aggregates are mixtures of desirable coarse particles, sand-size particles, and generally undesirable clay or plastic fines and dust.


sand equivalent; soil; fine aggregate