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ASTM International - ASTM D6951-03

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

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Organization: ASTM International
Publication Date: 10 May 2003
Status: inactive
Page Count: 7
ICS Code (Road engineering in general): 93.080.01
significance And Use:

This test method is used to assess in situ strength of undisturbed soil and/or compacted materials. The penetration rate of the 8-kg DCP can be used to estimate in-situ CBR (California Bearing... View More

scope:

1.1 This test method covers the measurement of the penetration rate of the Dynamic Cone Penetrometer with an 8-kg hammer (8-kg DCP) through undisturbed soil and/or compacted materials. The penetration rate may be related to in situ strength such as an estimated in situ CBR (California Bearing Ratio). A soil density may be estimated (Note 1) if the soil type and moisture content are known. The DCP described in this test method is typically used for pavement applications.

1.2 The test method provides for an optional 4.6-kg sliding hammer when the use of the 8-kg sliding mass produces excessive penetration in soft ground conditions.

1.3 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 and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

Document History

ASTM D6951-03
May 10, 2003
Standard Test Method for Use of the Dynamic Cone Penetrometer in Shallow Pavement Applications
This test method is used to assess in situ strength of undisturbed soil and/or compacted materials. The penetration rate of the 8-kg DCP can be used to estimate in-situ CBR (California Bearing...
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