ASTM D854 – Standard Test Methods for Specific Gravity of Soil Solids by Water Pycnometer
These test methods cover the determination of the specific gravity of soil solids that pass the 4.75-mm (No. 4) sieve, by means of a water pycnometer.
When the soil contains particles larger than the 4.75-mm sieve, Test Method C127 shall be used for the soil solids retained on the 4.75-mm sieve and these test methods shall be used for the soil solids passing the 4.75-mm sieve.
specific gravity; soil solids; water pycnometer
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