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ASTM D4719

Standard Test Method for Pressuremeter Testing in Soils

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Organization: ASTM
Publication Date: 1 January 1987
Status: inactive
Page Count: 8
ICS Code (Earthworks. Excavations. Foundation construction. Underground works): 93.020
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1. Scope *

1.1 This test method covers pressuremeter testing of soils. A pressuremeter test is an in-situ stress-strain test performed on the wall of a borehole using a cylindrical probe that is expanded radially. To obtain viable test results, disturbance to the borehole wall must be minimized.

1.2 This test method includes the procedure for drilling the borehole, inserting the probe, and running pressuremeter tests in both granular and cohesive soils, but does not include high pressure testing in rock. Knowledge of the type of soil in which each pressuremeter test is to be made is necessary for assessment of (1) the method of boring or probe placement, or both, and (2) the reasonableness of results and interpretation of the test.

1.3 This test method does not cover the self-boring pressuremeter, for which the hole is drilled by a mechanical tool inside the hollow core of the probe. This test method is limited to the pressuremeter which is inserted into predrilled boreholes or, under certain circumstances, is inserted by driving.

1.4 Two alternate testing procedures are provided as follows:

1.4.1 Procedure A--The Equal Pressure Increment Method.

1.4.2 Procedure B--The Equal Volume Increment Method.

NOTE 1--A standard for the self-boring pressuremeter is scheduled to be developed separately. Pressuremeter testing in rock may be standardized as an adjunct to this test method.

1.5 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard.

1.6 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. See Note 5.

Document History

January 1, 2020
Standard Test Methods for Prebored Pressuremeter Testing in Soils
This test method covers pressuremeter testing of soils at a given depth in the ground within a suitable prebored, open test cavity. The pressuremeter test is an in situ, stress-strain test performed...
February 15, 2007
Standard Test Methods for Prebored Pressuremeter Testing in Soils
This test method covers pressuremeter testing of soils. A pressuremeter test is an in situ stress-strain test performed on the wall of a borehole using a cylindrical probe that is expanded radially....
February 10, 2000
Standard Test Method for Prebored Pressuremeter Testing in Soils
This test method covers pressuremeter testing of soils. A pressuremeter test is an in situ stress-strain test performed on the wall of a borehole using a cylindrical probe that is expanded radially....
ASTM D4719
January 1, 1987
Standard Test Method for Pressuremeter Testing in Soils
1. Scope * 1.1 This test method covers pressuremeter testing of soils. A pressuremeter test is an in-situ stress-strain test performed on the wall of a borehole using a cylindrical probe that is...
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