METHODS OF TESTING SOILS FOR ENGINEERING PURPOSES, METHOD 5.8.4: SOIL COMPACTION AND DENSITY TESTS: NUCLEAR SURFACE MOISTURE-DENSITY GAUGES: CALIBRATION USING STANDARD BLOCKS

This Standard sets out the method for the following: (a) The calibration of the density system of a nuclear surface moisture-density gauge using standard blocks (the calibration equation, so derived, defines the relationship between the density count ratio and field density for direct transmission measurement); (b) The partial calibration of the moisture system of a nuclear surface moisture-density gauge using standard blocks (the calibration equation, so derived, defines the slope of the moisture calibration equation). The intercept of the moisture calibration equation for each particular material is determined from actual measurements of field moisture content, as detailed in AS 1289.5.8.1. (a) The standard was approved on behalf of the Council of Standards Australia on 15 May 1998 and supersedes AS 1289.E8.4-1986.

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  • Publication Date: 1998-6-5

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  • Accession Number: 00796402
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • ISBN: 0-7337-2027-7
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Aug 2 2000 12:00AM