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ASTM D558/D558M

Standard Test Methods for Moisture-Density (Unit Weight) Relations of Soil-Cement Mixtures

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Organization: ASTM
Publication Date: 1 December 2019
Status: active
Page Count: 7
ICS Code (Earthworks. Excavations. Foundation construction. Underground works): 93.020
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These test methods cover the determination of the relationship between the water content and the density of soil-cement mixtures when compacted before cement hydration as prescribed.

A 0.0333-ft3 [944-cm3] mold and a 5.50-lbf [24.5-N or mass of 2.5-kg] rammer dropped from a height of 12.0 in. [30.5 cm] are used and two methods, depending on soil gradation, are covered, as follows:

Units-The values stated in inch-pound units or SI units are to be regarded separately as standard. The values stated in each system may not be exact equivalents; therefore, each system shall be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in nonconformance with the standard.

The gravitational system of inch-pound units is used when dealing with inch-pound units. In this system, the pound (lbf) represents a unit of force (weight), while the unit for mass is slugs. The slug unit is not given, unless dynamic (F=ma) calculations are involved.

It is common practice in the engineering/construction profession to concurrently use pounds to represent both a unit of mass (lbm) and of force (lbf). This implicitly combines two separate systems of units; that is, the absolute system and the gravitational system. It is scientifically undesirable to combine the use of two separate sets of inch-pound units within a single standard. This standard includes the gravitational system of inch-pound units and does not use/present the slug unit for mass. However, the use of balances or scales recording pounds of mass (lbm) or recording density in lbm/ft3 shall not be regarded as nonconformance with this standard.

All observed and calculated values shall conform to the guidelines for significant digits and rounding established in Practice D6026.

The procedures used to specify how data are collected/recorded and calculated in this standard are regarded as the industry standard. In addition, they are representative of the significant digits that should generally be retained. The procedures used do not consider material variation, purpose for obtaining the data, special purpose studies, or any considerations for the user's objectives; and it is common practice to increase or reduce significant digits of reported data to be commensurate with these considerations. It is beyond the scope of this standard to consider significant digits used in analysis methods for the engineering design.

This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.

*A Summary of Changes section appears at the end of this standard

Document History

ASTM D558/D558M
December 1, 2019
Standard Test Methods for Moisture-Density (Unit Weight) Relations of Soil-Cement Mixtures
These test methods cover the determination of the relationship between the water content and the density of soil-cement mixtures when compacted before cement hydration as prescribed. A 0.0333-ft3...
January 1, 2011
Standard Test Methods for Moisture-Density (Unit Weight) Relations of Soil-Cement Mixtures
These test methods cover the determination of the relationship between the water content and the density of soil-cement mixtures when compacted before cement hydration as prescribed. A1⁄30-ft 3...
November 1, 2004
Standard Test Methods for Moisture-Density (Unit Weight) Relations of Soil-Cement Mixtures
(Footnote *) These test methods cover the determination of the relationship between the water content and the density of soil-cement mixtures when compacted before cement hydration as prescribed. A...
February 10, 2003
Standard Test Methods for Moisture-Density (Unit Weight) Relations of Soil-Cement Mixtures
These test methods cover the determination of the relationship between the water content and the density of soil-cement mixtures when compacted before cement hydration as prescribed. A 1/30-ft ³...
May 10, 1996
Standard Test Methods for Moisture-Density Relations of Soil-Cement Mixtures
1. Scope * 1.1 These test methods cover the determination of the relationship between the water content and the density of soil-cement mixtures when compacted before cement hydration as prescribed....
October 1, 1982
Standard Test Methods for Moisture-Density Relations of Soil-Cement Mixtures
These methods cover the determination of the relationship between the moisture content and the density of soil-cement mixtures when compacted before cement hydration as prescribed. A 1/30-ft3...
October 1, 1982
STANDARD TEST METHODS FOR MOISTURE-DENSITY RELATIONS OF SOIL-CEMENT MIXTURES (R 1990) (E1-1990)
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