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Test Method Title

Standard Method of Test for Laboratory Determination of Moisture Content of Soils

Reference Number

AASHTO T 265

Material

Soil

Test Property

Moisture content, water content

Description of Test

This method covers the laboratory determination of the moisture content of soils, which is defined as the ratio, expressed as a percentage, of the mass of water in a given mass of soil to the mass of the solid particles.

Preferred Test Sample Size

1 drillers jar

Number of Test Specimens

1

Test Specimen Size

10-1000 g, depending on the maximum particle size

Keywords

Moisture content, water content

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