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Test Method Title

Standard Test Method for Measurement of Collapse Potential of Soils **ASTM has discontinued this method

Reference Number

ASTM D5333

Material

Soil

Test Property

Collapse potential

Description of Test

The test method consists of placing a soil specimen at natural water content in a consolidometer, applying a predetermined applied vertical stress to the specimen and inundating the specimen with fluid to induce the potential collapse in the soil specimen. The fluid shall be distilled-deionized water when evaluating the collapse index, Ie. The fluid may simulate pore water of the specimen or other field condition as necessary when evaluating collapse potential, Ic.

Preferred Test Sample Size

2.87 in diameter x 3 ft Shelby tube or equivalent; if disturbed, 2000 g

Number of Test Specimens

1

Test Specimen Size

2.5 in diameter x 1 in in height

Keywords

collapse; collapse index; collapse potential; compressibility; consolidation

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