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ASTM International - ASTM D2488-09a

Standard Practice for Description and Identification of Soils (Visual-Manual Procedure)

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Organization: ASTM International
Publication Date: 15 June 2009
Status: inactive
Page Count: 12
ICS Code (Earthworks. Excavations. Foundation construction. Underground works): 93.020
significance And Use:

The descriptive information required in this practice can be used to describe a soil to aid in the evaluation of its significant properties for engineering use.

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scope:

1.1 This practice covers procedures for the description of soils for engineering purposes.

1.2 This practice also describes a procedure for identifying soils, at the option of the user, based on the classification system described in Test Method D 2487. The identification is based on visual examination and manual tests. It must be clearly stated in reporting an identification that it is based on visual-manual procedures.

1.2.1 When precise classification of soils for engineering purposes is required, the procedures prescribed in Test Method D 2487 shall be used.

1.2.2 In this practice, the identification portion assigning a group symbol and name is limited to soil particles smaller than 3 in. (75 mm).

1.2.3 The identification portion of this practice is limited to naturally occurring soils (either intact or disturbed).

Note 1-This practice may be used as a descriptive system applied to such materials as shale, claystone, shells, crushed rock, etc. (see Appendix X2).

1.3 The descriptive information in this practice may be used with other soil classification systems or for materials other than naturally occurring soils.

1.4 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.

1.5 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety problems, 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. For specific precautionary statements see Section 8.

1.6 This practice offers a set of instructions for performing one or more specific operations. This document cannot replace education or experience and should be used in conjunction with professional judgment. Not all aspects of this practice may be applicable in all circumstances. This ASTM standard is not intended to represent or replace the standard of care by which the adequacy of a given professional service must be judged, nor should this document be applied without consideration of a project's many unique aspects. The word "Standard" in the title of this document means only that the document has been approved through the ASTM consensus process.

Document History

July 15, 2017
Standard Practice for Description and Identification of Soils (Visual-Manual Procedures)
1.1 This practice covers procedures for the description of soils for engineering purposes. 1.2 This practice also describes a procedure for identifying soils, at the option of the user, based on the...
July 15, 2017
Standard Practice for Description and Identification of Soils (Visual-Manual Procedures)
1.1 This practice covers procedures for the description of soils for engineering purposes. 1.2 This practice also describes a procedure for identifying soils, at the option of the user, based on the...
ASTM D2488-09a
June 15, 2009
Standard Practice for Description and Identification of Soils (Visual-Manual Procedure)
The descriptive information required in this practice can be used to describe a soil to aid in the evaluation of its significant properties for engineering use. The descriptive information required...
May 15, 2009
Standard Practice for Description and Identification of Soils (Visual-Manual Procedure)
1.1 This practice covers procedures for the description of soils for engineering purposes. 1.2 This practice also describes a procedure for identifying soils, at the option of the user, based on the...
November 1, 2006
Standard Practice for Description and Identification of Soils (Visual-Manual Procedure)
1.1 This practice covers procedures for the description of soils for engineering purposes. 1.2 This practice also describes a procedure for identifying soils, at the option of the user, based on the...
February 10, 2000
Standard Practice for Description and Identification of Soils (Visual-Manual Procedure)
1.1 This practice covers procedures for the description of soils for engineering purposes. 1.2 This practice also describes a procedure for identifying soils, at the option of the user, based on the...
January 1, 1969
Recommended Practice for Description Of Soils (Visual-Manual Procedure)
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