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Test Method Title

Standard Test Method for Measurement of Pneumatic Permeability of Partially Saturated Porous Materials by Flowing Air

Reference Number

ASTM D6539

Material

Soil

Test Property

Coefficient of pneumatic permeability

Description of Test

This test method covers the laboratory determination of the coefficient of permeability for the flow of air (pneumatic permeability) through partially saturated porous materials. This test method may be used with undisturbed or compacted coarse grained soils, silts, or lean cohesive soils that have a low degree of saturation and that have pneumatic permeability between 0.001 square micrometer (1.01 millidarcy) and 100 square micrometre (101 darcy).

Preferred Test Sample Size

1 gallon plastic bag

Number of Test Specimens

1

Test Specimen Size

Right circular cylinder, with diameter of at least 51 mm (2.0 in) and a length to diameter ratio of 1.3 or greater. Also greater than 6 times the largest grain size particle.

Keywords

airflow, flexible wall permeameter, permeability, permeameter, pneumatic permeability, rigid wall permeameter

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