Field Services: Soil testing

Field Services: Soil testing

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Test Method Title

Standard Practice for Thin-Walled Tube Sampling of Soils for Geotechnical Purposes

Reference Number

ASTM D1587

Material

Field Soil

Test Property

Sampling

Description of Test

A relatively undisturbed sample is obtained by pressing a thin-walled metal tube into the in-situ soil, removing the soil-filled tube, and sealing the ends to prevent the soil from being disturbed or losing moisture.

Preferred Test Sample Size

2.87 in diameter x 3 ft Shelby tube or equivalent

Number of Test Specimens

1

Test Specimen Size

2.87 in diameter x 5 ft Shelby tube

Keywords

Sampling, soil exploration, undisturbed

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