A METHOD OF PARTICLE ANALYSIS BY SEDIMENTATION

ANALYSE GRANULOMETRIQUE PAR SEDIMENTATION

This purpose of the study reported here is to work out a "method of particle size analysis by sedimentation", that easily and rapidly yields precise and reproducible results. A critical examination of different testing methods resulted in the choice of ASTM standard D 422-63 as a starting point. The following comparative tests demonstrated that the reproductibility of the results is improved by the following two modification: an extra stirring with a manual agitator; determination at each test, of a global correction, taking into account the temperature of the sedimentation medium, the presence of the deflocculating agent and the existence of a meniscus. With the use of these two improvements, the results can be characterized by a standard deviation typical of an average operator (1 to 1.5%), and a standard deviation between operators (1 to 2%). /Author/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Road Research Centre, Belgium

    Boulevard de la Woluwe 42
    B-1200 Brussels,   Belgium 
  • Authors:
    • Kindermans, J M
  • Publication Date: 0

Language

  • French

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 52 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00177306
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CR 6/76
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 19 1978 12:00AM