ASTM D6951

Full Name

ASTM D6951 – Standard Test Method for Use of the Dynamic Cone Penetrometer in Shallow Pavement Applications


This test method covers the measurement of the penetration rate of the dynamic cone penetrometer with an 8-kg [17.6-lb] hammer (8-kg [17.6-lb] DCP) through undisturbed soil or compacted materials, or both.


ADCP; aggregate base testing; California Bearing Ratio; CBR; DCP; disposable cones; dual-mass hammer; dynamic cone penetrometer; in situ testing; paving material testing; shear strength; subgrade testing

ASTM D6951 Accredited Laboratory

Applied Testing & Geosciences, LLC is accredited for performing tests using the ASTM D6951 standard.

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