Standard Proctor Compaction Test

proctor compaction test

In this article named “Standard Proctor Compaction Test”,  the details and procedures of proctor test are described. Introduction For construction of highways, airports, and other structures, it is often necessary to compact soil to improve its strength.  Proctor (1933) developed a laboratory compaction test procedure to determine the maximum dry unit weight of compaction of …

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Determination of Soil Moisture Content

Moisture content measurement is mainly used to perform weight-volume calculations in soils. Also, moisture content is a measure of the shrink-swell and strength characteristics of cohesive soils. Test applied: ASTM D2216: Standard Test Method for Laboratory Determination of Water (Moisture) Content of Soil and Rock by Mass. Equipment and Materials: Oven-safe containers Disturbed sample of moist soil Scale …

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