Methods of testing soil for engineering purposes, part E - soil compaction and density tests, AS 1289.E3.2-1977, determination of the field dry density of a soil sand replacement method using sand pouring can

This method covers the procedure for determining the field dry density of undisturbed or compacted soil or of a pavement material, by the sand replacement method using a sand pouring can. It is appropriate to fine grained, medium grained and coarse grained soils as defined in AS 1289.A1. The gross mass per unit volume (wet density) may be computed and the dry mass per unit volume (dry density) obtained by correcting for the moisture content. The field dry density is determined either for the total material or for the material finer than 19.0 Mm unless otherwise specified.

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Superseded by Australian Standard AS 1289.5.3.2-1993.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Standards Association of Australia

  • Publication Date: 1977-7


  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 4P
  • Serial:
    • Issue Number: AS 1289.E3.2-1977

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01439067
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • ISBN: 072621146X
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 24 2012 9:58PM