In an attempt to employ the principles of thermodynamics to measure moisture changes in the testing medium, a testing apparatus was constructed (following initial experimentation) which incorporated a method of blending the moist material while the drying process is proceeding, thus causing the various size of aggregate to achieve the saturated surface dry conditions at the same point in time. Details of the original apparatus and refinements to it are outlined. An example of the general curve developed by the testing apparatus is shown, the interpretation of the regions of the saturated surface dry general curve is discussed, and a theoretical explanation of the general curve is described. New concepts are listed which were developed from improvement of the specific gravity testing.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceedings of the Twenty-Fourth Annual Conference. April 17-18 1975.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Arizona, Tucson

    Department of Civil Engineering
    Tucson, AZ  United States  85721-0072
  • Authors:
    • Dana, J S
    • Peters, R J
  • Conference:
  • Publication Date: 1975

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 146-154
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 24

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00133989
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 5 1976 12:00AM