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ASTM D6026

Standard Practice for Using Significant Digits in Geotechnical Data

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Organization: ASTM
Publication Date: 10 November 2001
Status: inactive
Page Count: 5
ICS Code (Mathematics): 07.020
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(Footnote *)

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 commensurate with these considerations. It is beyond the scope of this practice to consider significant digits used in analysis methods for engineering design.

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 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 E 29 or IEEE/ASTM SI 10.

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.

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

Document History

November 1, 2013
Standard Practice for Using Significant Digits in Geotechnical Data
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...
November 1, 2006
Standard Practice for Using Significant Digits in Geotechnical Data
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...
ASTM D6026
November 10, 2001
Standard Practice for Using Significant Digits in Geotechnical Data
(Footnote *) This practice is intended to promote uniformity in recording significant digits for measured and calculated values involving geotechnical data. The guidelines presented are industry...
November 10, 2001
Standard Practice for Using Significant Digits in Geotechnical Data
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...
December 10, 1999
Standard Practice for Using Significant Digits in Geotechnical Data
1. 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...
October 10, 1996
Standard Practice for Using Significant Digits in Calculating and Reporting Geotechnical Test Data
1. Scope 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...

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