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ASTM International - ASTM D2168-90(1996)e1

Standard Test Methods for Calibration of Laboratory Mechanical-Rammer Soil Compactors

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Organization: ASTM International
Publication Date: 10 May 1996
Status: inactive
Page Count: 5
ICS Code (Other standards related to soil quality): 13.080.99
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1.1 These test methods for the calibration of mechanical soil compactors are for use in checking and adjusting mechanical devices used in laboratory compaction of soil in accordance with Test Methods D698, D1557, and other methods of a similar nature which might specify these test methods. Calibration for use with one method does not qualify the equipment for use with another method.

1.2. The mass of the mechanical rammer is adjusted as described in 5.4 and 6.5 in order to provide that the mechanical compactor will produce the same result as the manual compactor.

1.3 Two alternative procedures are provided as follows:

Section Test Method A Calibration based on the compaction of a 5 selected soil sample Test Method B Calibration based on the deformation of a 6 standard lead cylinder

1.4 If a mechanical compactor is calibrated in accordance with the requirements of either Test Method A or Test Method B, it is not necessary for it to meet the requirements of the other test method.

1.5 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.

1.6 This standard may involve hazardous materials, operations, and equipment. This standard does not purport to address all of the safety problems 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

July 1, 2018
Standard Practices for Calibration of Laboratory Mechanical-Rammer Soil Compactors
1.1 These practices for the calibration of mechanical soil compactors are for use in checking and adjusting mechanical devices used in laboratory compacting of soil and soil-aggregate in accordance...
July 1, 2010
Standard Test Methods for Calibration of Laboratory Mechanical-Rammer Soil Compactors
Mechanical compactors are commonly used to replace the hand compactors required for Test Methods D698 and D1557 in cases where it is necessary to increase production. The design of mechanical...
November 10, 2002
Standard Test Methods for Calibration of Laboratory Mechanical-Rammer Soil Compactors
1.1 These test methods for the calibration of mechanical soil compactors are for use in checking and adjusting mechanical devices used in laboratory compacting of soil and soil-aggregate in...
July 10, 2002
Standard Test Methods for Calibration of Laboratory Mechanical-Rammer Soil Compactors
1.1 These test methods for the calibration of mechanical soil compactors are for use in checking and adjusting mechanical devices used in laboratory compacting of soil and soil-aggregate in...
ASTM D2168-90(1996)e1
May 10, 1996
Standard Test Methods for Calibration of Laboratory Mechanical-Rammer Soil Compactors
1.1 These test methods for the calibration of mechanical soil compactors are for use in checking and adjusting mechanical devices used in laboratory compaction of soil in accordance with Test Methods...
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