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Test Method Title

Standard Test Method for Laboratory Determination of Water (Moisture) Content of Soil and Rock by Mass.

Reference Number

ASTM D2216

Material

Soil

Test Property

Moisture content, Water content

Description of Test

A test specimen is dried in an oven at a temperature of 110°+/- 5°C to a constant mass. The loss of mass due to drying is considered to be water. The water content is calculated using the mass of water and the mass of the dry specimen.

Preferred Test Sample Size

50 kg to 20 g depending on maximum particle sizes

Number of Test Specimens

1

Test Specimen Size

50 kg to 20 g depending on maximum particle sizes

Keywords

index property, moisture analysis, moisture content, water content

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