REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON METHODS OF EXPLORING, SURVEYING AND SAMPLING SOILS FOR HIGHWAY PURPOSES

METHODS OF OBTAINING UNDISTURBED SOIL SAMPLES ARE DESCRIBED IN DETAIL FOR CALIFORNIA, IOWA, KANSAS, LOUISIANA, MICHIGAN, NEW YORK, OHIO AND WISCONSIN. ALLOWING FOR ALTERING CIRCUMSTANCES IN VARIOUS PARTS OF THE COUNTRY, THERE IS STILL WIDELY DIFFERING IPINION AS TO WHAT CONSTITUTES SATISFACTORY SAMPLING. THE TWO PRINCIPLES OF SAMPLING ALWAYS APPLICABLE ARE THAT THE EXPLORED PRISM SHOULD BE ADEQUATELY COVERED, AND THAT SAMPLES SHOULD BE AS NEARLY AS POSSIBLE UNDISTURBED. BECAUSED THERE IS NO TRULY SATISFACTORY EQUIPMENT YET AVAILABLE, IT IS HOPED THAT HIGHWAY DEPARTMENTS WILL INCLUDE A STUDY OF THE PROBLEM IN THEIR PROGRAMS OF RESEARCH. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 17, ParT I, PP 475-480; part of Report of Department of Soils Investigations
  • Authors:
    • Converse, F J
  • Publication Date: 1938

Media Info

  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the Seventeenth Annual Meeting of the Highway Research Board Held at Washington, D.C. November 30, December 1, 2, 3, 1937. Part I
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00229836
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1971 12:00AM