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Test Method Title

Standard Test Method for Water Content of Soil and Rock in Place by Nuclear Methods (Shallow Depth) **This test method has been replaced by ASTM D6938

Reference Number

ASTM D3017

Material

Field Soil

Test Property

Moisture content of in-situ soil

Description of Test

The moisture content of in-situ soil is determined by the thermalization or slowing of fast neutrons where the neutron source and the thermal neutron detector both remain on the surface. This is performed by using a nuclear density gauge.

Preferred Test Sample Size

NA

Number of Test Specimens

project specific

Test Specimen Size

NA

Keywords

Nuclear, density, compaction, gauge, moisture

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