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ASTM International - ASTM D6026-13

Standard Practice for Using Significant Digits in Geotechnical Data

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Organization: ASTM International
Publication Date: 1 November 2013
Status: inactive
Page Count: 5
ICS Code (Mathematics): 07.020
significance And Use:

4.1 The guidelines presented in this practice for retaining significant digits and rounding numbers may be adopted by the using agency or user. Generally, their adoption should be used for... View More

scope:

1.1 This practice is intended to promote uniformity in recording significant digits for measured and calculated values involving geotechnical data. The guidelines presented are industry standard, and are representative of the significant digits that should generally be retained. The guidelines 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 practice to consider significant digits used in analysis methods for engineering design.

1.1.1 Using significant digits in geotechnical data involves the processes of collecting, calculating, and recording either measured values or calculated values (results), or both.

1.2 This practice accepts a variation of the traditional rounding method that recognizes the algorithm common to most hand-held calculators, see 5.2.3. The traditional rounding method (see 5.2) is in accordance with Practice E29 or IEEE/ASTM SI 10.

1.3 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 means only that the document has been approved through the ASTM consensus process.

Document History

June 15, 2021
Standard Practice for Using Significant Digits and Data Records in Geotechnical Data
1.1 Using significant digits in geotechnical data involves the processes of collecting, calculating, and recording either measured values or calculated values (results) or both. This practice is...
ASTM D6026-13
November 1, 2013
Standard Practice for Using Significant Digits in Geotechnical Data
1.1 This practice is intended to promote uniformity in recording significant digits for measured and calculated values involving geotechnical data. The guidelines presented are industry standard, and...
November 1, 2006
Standard Practice for Using Significant Digits in Geotechnical Data
1.1 This practice is intended to promote uniformity in recording significant digits for measured and calculated values involving geotechnical data. The guidelines presented are industry standard, and...
November 10, 2001
Standard Practice for Using Significant Digits in Geotechnical Data
1.1 This practice is intended to promote uniformity in recording significant digits for measured and calculated values involving geotechnical data. The guidelines presented are industry standard, and...
November 10, 2001
Standard Practice for Using Significant Digits in Geotechnical Data
1.1 This practice is intended to promote uniformity in recording significant digits for measured and calculated values involving geotechnical data. The guidelines presented are industry standard, and...
December 10, 1999
Standard Practice for Using Significant Digits in Geotechnical Data
1.1 This practice is intended to assist in the use of uniform methods of indicating the number of digits that are to be considered significant and rounding for intermediate calculations when...
December 10, 1999
Standard Practice for Using Significant Digits in Geotechnical Data
1.1 This practice is intended to assist in the use of uniform methods of indicating the number of digits that are to be considered significant and rounding for intermediate calculations when...
January 1, 1996
Standard Practice for Using Significant Digits in Geotechnical Data
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