Guidelines for Consulting Geotechnical Assignments - Appendix D by bzs14448

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									D    LABORATORY TESTING OF SOILS




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Test Procedures for Geotechnical Laboratory and Field Testing for Consultants     ASTM Standards        Testing Procedure

Strength Testing for Cohesive and Granular Soils

Consolidated Drained Triaxial with Volume Change Measurements                                      Procedure must be approved
Consolidated Undrained Triaxial with Pore Pressure                              ASTM D4767-95
Unconsolidated Undrained Triaxial with Pore Pressure and Volume Change                             Procedure must be approved
High Pressure Triaxial, Drained or Undrained, Stress or Strain Controlled                          Procedure must be approved
Hoek Cell Triaxial, Stress or Strain Controlled                                                    Procedure must be approved
Large Scale Triaxial, Drained and Undrained                                                        Procedure must be approved
Unconsolidated Undrained Triaxial of Cohesive Soils                             ASTM D2850-95
Unconfined Compressive Strength of Cohesive Soils                               ASTM D2166-98a
Unconfined Compressive Strength of Intact Rock Core Samples                     ASTM D2938-95
Quick Direct Shear                                                                                 Procedure must be approved
Consolidated Drained Peak Direct Shear                                          ASTM D3080-98
Consolidated Drained Peak and Residual Direct Shear                             ASTM D3080-98
Large Scale Consolidated Drained Peak Direct Shear                              ASTM D3080-98
Large Scale Consolidated Drained Peak and Residual Direct Shear                 ASTM D3080-98
Stress Paths Triaxial Test                                                                         Procedure must be approved
K-zero Test                                                                                        Procedure must be approved
Load Controlled Cyclic Triaxial Test for Soil                                   ASTM D5311-92
Sample Shear Test                                                                                  Procedure must be approved
Repeated Loading Drained and Undrained Triaxial                                                    Procedure must be approved
Repeated Load Extension Triaxial                                                                   Procedure must be approved
Repeated Loading Simple Shear Test                                                                 Procedure must be approved


Compressibility and Swell Testing

One-dimensional Consolidation Properties of Soil                                ASTM D2435-96
Peat Consolidation Testing                                                                         Procedure must be approved
Swelling Pressure Test                                                                             Procedure must be approved
One-dimensional Swell of Cohesion Soils                                         ASTM D4546-96
One-dimensional Settlement of Cohesion Soils                                    ASTM D4546-96




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Test Procedures for Geotechnical Laboratory and Field Testing for Consultants      ASTM Standards           Testing Procedure
Consolidation with Pore Pressure Measurements                                                          Procedure must be approved
Large Diameter Consolidation Cell Testing                                                              Procedure must be approved
Rowe Cell Consolidation and Permeability Testing                                                       Procedure must be approved
Constant Rate of Deformation with Pore Pressure Measurements                    ASTM D4186-89 (1998)
Constant Rate of Loading with Pore Pressure Measurements                                               Procedure must be approved
Controlled Hydraulic Gradient                                                                          Procedure must be approved
Cyclic Loading Consolidation Testing                                                                   Procedure must be approved


Index Properties and Miscellaneous Tests

Thin-walled Samplers (Shelby Tubes Samplers)                                    ASTM D1587-94
Standard Penetration Test (SPT)                                                 ASTM D1586-98
Preserving and Transportation of Rock Core Samples                              ASTM D5079-90 (1996)
Preserving and Transportation of Soil Samples                                   ASTM D4220-95
Moisture Content                                                                ASTM D2216-98
Unit Weight of Undisturbed Samples by various methods                                                  Procedure must be approved
Atterberg Limits (Liquid and Plastic Limits)                                    ASTM D4318-98
Blenderized Atterberg Limits (Modified ASTM)                                    ASTM D4318-98
Liquid Limit using Cone Penetrometer Method                                     BS1377 : 1975
Liquid and Plastic Limits using the One-Point Method                            ASTM D4318-98
Shrinkage Limit                                                                 ASTM D427-93 (1998)
Grain Size Analysis for 150 mm maximum size                                     ASTM C136-96a
Grain Size Analysis for 75 mm maximum size                                      ASTM C136-96a
Grain Size Analysis for 40 mm maximum size                                      ASTM C136-96a
Grain Size Analysis for 5 mm maximum size                                       ASTM C136-96a
Grain Size Analysis on < 0.08 mm by washed sieving                              ASTM D1140-97
Hydrometer Analysis                                                             ASTM D422-63 (1998)
Specific Gravity                                                                ASTM D854-92
Moisture-Density Relationship using Methods A, B & C                            ASTM D698-91 (1998)
Moisture-Density Relationship using Method D                                    ASTM D698-91 (1998)
Moisture-Density Relationship using the One-Point Method                        ASTM D698-91 (1998)
Moisture-Density Relationship using Methods A, B & C                            ASTM D1557-91 (1998)




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Test Procedures for Geotechnical Laboratory and Field Testing for Consultants      ASTM Standards           Testing Procedure
Moisture-Density Relationship using Method D                                    ASTM D1557-91 (1998)
Correction of Unit Weight for oversize particles                                ASTM D4718-87 (1994)
Maximum Density and Unit Weight using a Vibratory Table                         ASTM D4253-93 (1996)
Minimum Density and Unit Weight and Relative Density                            ASTM D4254-91 (1996)
Laboratory California Bearing Ratio Test                                        ASTM D1883-94
Pocket Penetrometer Test
Laboratory Vane Shear, including moisture content                               ASTM D4648-94
Organic Content by Ignition                                                     ASTM D2974-87 (1995)
Organic Content by Digestion                                                                           Procedure must be approved
Organic Content by Hydrogen Peroxide                                                                   Procedure must be approved
Water Soluble Sulphate Content
Hydraulic Conductivity Tests (Constant Head)                                    ASTM D2434-68 (1994)
Hydraulic Conductivity Tests (Falling Head)                                     ASTM D5084-90 (1997)
Visual Description and Identification of Soil                                   ASTM D2488-93
Visual Classification of Soil for Engineering Purposes                          ASTM D2487-98
Pinhole Test for Dispersive Clay Soils                                          ASTM D4647-93
Dispersive Characteristics of Clay Soil by Double Hydrometer Method             ASTM D4221-90
Slake Durability of Shale and Weak Rocks                                        ASTM D4644-87 (1992)
Calcium Carbonate Content of Soils                                              ASTM D4373-96
pH Testing for Peat Materials                                                   ASTM D2976-71 (1996)
pH Testing for Soils                                                            ASTM D4972-95a
Moisture – Capillary Relationship for coarse and medium soils                   ASTM D2325-68 (1994)


Field Testing

Field Density Testing by Sand Cone                                              ASTM D1556-90 (1996)
Field Density Testing by Rubber Balloon                                         ASTM D2167-94
Field Density Testing by Nuclear Densometer                                     ASTM D2922-96
FDR Moisture Probe                                                                                     Procedure must be approved
Cone Penetrometer                                                                                      Procedure must be approved
Field Vane Shear test in cohesive soils                                         ASTM D2573-94
Repetitive Static Plate Load Tests for Soil                                     ASTM D1195-93 (1997)




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Test Procedures for Geotechnical Laboratory and Field Testing for Consultants      ASTM Standards           Testing Procedure
Non-repetitive Static Plate Load Tests for Soil                                 ASTM D1196-93 (1997)
Dutch Cone Penetrometer                                                                                Procedure must be approved
Slope Inclinometer                                                                                     Procedure must be approved
Hydraulic Conductivity Tests (Permeability)                                                            Procedure must be approved
Resisitivity / Conductivity Testing                                                                    Procedure must be approved
Rock Mechanics Testing                                                                                 Procedure must be approved
Pressuremeter                                                                                          Procedure must be approved
Borehole Shear                                                                                         Procedure must be approved
Flat Plate Dilatometer                                                                                 Procedure must be approved
Ground Penetrating Radar                                                                               Procedure must be approved
Seismic Reflection Testing                                                                             Procedure must be approved
Cross Hole Shear Wave Testing                                                                          Procedure must be approved
Pile Driver Analyzer Testing                                                                           Procedure must be approved
Pile Under Static Axial Compressive Load                                        ASTM D1143-81 (1994)




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