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Symposium on nuclear methods for measuring soil density and moisture

American Society for Testing Materials. Committee D-18 on Soils for Engineering Purposes

Symposium on nuclear methods for measuring soil density and moisture

presented at the sixty-third annual meeting, American Society for Testing Materials, Atlantic City, N.J., June 27, 1960.

by American Society for Testing Materials. Committee D-18 on Soils for Engineering Purposes

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Published by American Society for Testing Materials in Philadelphia .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Soils -- Analysis,
  • Soil moisture,
  • Nuclear physics -- Instruments

  • Edition Notes

    SeriesASTM special technical publication no. 293
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsTA710 A1 A53 1960
    The Physical Object
    Pagination105p.
    Number of Pages105
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17088668M

    gauge cannot be used, the methods described in "Test Method for Earthwork Compaction Control by Sand Cone or Volumeter Apparatus," or any other method approved by the Department shall apply. Warm-up and check the equipment. A. Daily Most nuclear . Nuclear density gauge testing is the most versatile non-destructive method to measure the experimental wet density and moisture content of soils and granular construction materials. As expected from the previous research study (Ehlers et al. ), the wet density and moisture content of soil .

      In this concrete the compaction is also tested by field density test usually sand replacement method. Process of Field Density Test. The process followed for field density test is generally as follows: The surface of the soil . In USDA, nuclear gauges are used for building roads and dams, and for collecting scientific data on soil water content in agricultural and forestry settings. For measuring soil density, a radioactive source emits gamma radiation into soil, and a sensor measures the radiation that is reflected by the soil.

    Underground Cable Thermal Backfill documents the proceedings of the ""Symposium on Underground Cable Thermal Backfill,"" held in Toronto, Canada, September The symposium brought . calibrated neutron moisture meter (NMM) remains the most accurate and precise method for soil profile water content determination in the field, and is the only indirect method capable of providing accurate soil File Size: 2MB.


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Symposium on nuclear methods for measuring soil density and moisture by American Society for Testing Materials. Committee D-18 on Soils for Engineering Purposes Download PDF EPUB FB2

Symposium on nuclear methods for measuring soil density and moisture; presented at the sixty third annual meeting, American Society for Testing Materials, Atlantic City, N.J., J Author: ASTM Committee D on Soils for Engineering Purposes.

Design and Calibration of a Neutron Moisture Meter. Application of Nuclear Soil Meters to Compaction Control for Airfield Pavement Construction. Experiences with Nuclear Moisture and Density Surface Probes on O'hare Field Project.

Comparison of Nuclear and Sand-Cone Methods of Density and Moisture Determinations. Symposium on nuclear methods for measuring soil density and moisture: presented at the sixty third annual meeting, American Society for Testing Materials, Atlantic City, N.J., J Author: ASTM Committee D on Soils for Engineering Purposes.

Phase 2: Field tests were to be performed on various soil types at different moisture content and densities. A test was to consist of a nuclear moisture and density determination and a conventional moisture and density determination in the same location.

Each test would be, therefore, a direct comparison of the two methods. This paper deals with the application of methods involving the scattering of neutrons and gamma rays to the measurement of moisture content and density of granular materials. The measurement of moisture Cited by: 6.

Moisture and density control requires field tests during the con­ struction operation. Control testing must be keyed to modern con­ struction techniques wherein a large number of tests can be performed with a minimum amount of shut down time on the part of the con­ tractor.

Conventional methods of measuring field density and moisture. For soil QC and QA, non-nuclear technologies—the Electrical Density Gauge (EDG), the Moisture Density Indicator (MDI), and the Light Weight Deflectometer (LWD)—were also investigated against a nuclear gauge and traditional non-nuclear methods of measurement.

The Nuclear Gauge is specifically designed to measure the moisture content and density of soils, aggregates, cement and lime treated materials, and to measure the density of Bituminous Concrete. It offers the inspector a method of obtaining fast, accurate, in‐place measurement of density and moisture.

This test method describes the procedures for measuring in-place density and moisture of soil and soil-aggregate by use of nuclear equipment (hereafter referred to as “gauge”). The density of the material may be measured by direct transmission, backscatter, or backscatter/air-gap ratio methods.

Soil moisture measurement methods. Soil moisture can be divided into free water, chemically bound water and hygroscopic water. Free water can move freely between soil and vegetation without. was tested at eight different density-moisture conditions. THEORY OF USE OF NUCLEAR METHODS TO MEASURE SOIL DENSITY AND WATER CONTENT Definitions of Pertinent Terms 5.

For. Report No. "The Nuclear Method of Soil-Moisture Determination at Depth," by Clarence J. Ehlers, Lymon C. Reese, and James N. Anagnos, describes the use of nuclear equipment for measuring the variations of moisture.

AASHTO T In-Place Density and Moisture Content of Soil and Soil-Aggregate by Nuclear Method (Shallow Depth) 3. APPARATUS NOTE: Check gauge to verify it is in soil mode. General. File Size: KB. Soil Compaction Soil compaction is defined as the method of mechanically increasing the density of soil.

In construction, this is a significant part of the building process. If performed improperly, settlement of the soil File Size: 2MB. COVID Resources.

Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated.

Learn the Six Methods For Determining Moisture | 3 With three-quarters of the earth covered with water, almost everything we touch or eat has some water content. The accurate measurement File Size: KB. For measuring the density of soil, set the equipment to ‘Direct Transmission Mode’. Lower the source rod into the hole.

Set the handle to the depth position required. Read the detector count on the panel. Use the calibration chart provided by the manufacturer to obtain density of material.

A new density gauge has recently been developed (the “EGauge”), which uses the same general principles as the nuclear density gauge to measure in-place unit weight and moisture content of. ATT/95, CORRECTION FACTORS, Nuclear Moisture-Density Measurements SCOPE This method describes the procedures for determining correction factors for moisture content and density, applicable to measurements made with a nuclear moisture-density gauge.

EQUIPMENT Refer to Section Equipment of ATT, DENSITY, In Place, Nuclear Size: 91KB. Get this from a library. Density and moisture content measurements by nuclear methods. [L F Ballard; Robin P Gardner; National Research Council (U.S.).

Highway Research Board.] -- Data is provided from an evaluation of the accuracy of the nuclear gages in comparison with the currently used non- nuclear methods of determining soil density and moisture. Synopsis. Nucleonic methods of measuring soil density and moisture are reviewed, the theory outlined and the performance discussed.

An instrument to measure bulk densities in Cited by: The nuclear density gauge used in this study was manufactured by Humboldt Manufacturing, Inc., (Model ) (see Figure 4).

For this study, the nuclear tests averaged a measurement over the top six to eight inches of the soil. Moisture content measurement was performed according to ASTM D and density measurement File Size: KB.7.

Maintenance and repairs of nuclear gauges 7 8. Accidents 7 9. Loss or theft 7 Radiation Safety Officer 7 Further information and advice 8 Appendix A - Radiation signs 9 Appendix B - Handling and transport rules 10 Appendix C - Nuclear moisture/density gauge log book .