ASTM International - ASTM D3282-93(2004)e1

Standard Practice for Classification of Soils and Soil-Aggregate Mixtures for Highway Construction Purposes

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Organization: ASTM International
Publication Date: 1 May 2004
Status: historical
Page Count: 6
ICS Code (Road construction): 93.080.10
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1.1 This practice covers a procedure for classifying mineral and organomineral soils into seven groups based on laboratory determination of particle-size distribution, liquid limit, and plasticity index. It may be used when a precise engineering classification is required, especially for highway construction purposes. Evaluation of soils within each group is made by means of a group index, which is a value calculated from an empirical formula.

Note 1-The group classification, including the group index, should be useful in determining the relative quality of the soil material for use in earthwork structures, particularly embankments, subgrades, subbases, and bases. However, for the detailed design of important structures, additional data concerning strength or performance characteristics of the soil under field conditions will usually be required.

1.2 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

1.3 This practice offers a set of instructions for performing one or more specific operations. This practice cannot replace education or experience and should be used in conjunction with professional judgment. Not all aspects of this practice may be applicable in all circumstances. This practice is not intended to represent or replace the standard of care by which the adequacy of a given professional service must be judged, nor should this practice be applied without consideration of a project's many unique aspects. The word "Standard" in the title of this document means only that the document has been approved through the ASTM consensus process.

Document History

November 1, 2015
Standard Practice for Classification of Soils and Soil-Aggregate Mixtures for Highway Construction Purposes
1.1 This practice covers a procedure for classifying mineral and organomineral soils into seven groups based on laboratory determination of particle-size distribution, liquid limit, and plasticity...
July 1, 2009
Standard Practice for Classification of Soils and Soil-Aggregate Mixtures for Highway Construction Purposes
1.1 This practice covers a procedure for classifying mineral and organomineral soils into seven groups based on laboratory determination of particle-size distribution, liquid limit, and plasticity...
ASTM D3282-93(2004)e1
May 1, 2004
Standard Practice for Classification of Soils and Soil-Aggregate Mixtures for Highway Construction Purposes
1.1 This practice covers a procedure for classifying mineral and organomineral soils into seven groups based on laboratory determination of particle-size distribution, liquid limit, and plasticity...
January 1, 1998
Standard Classification of Soils and Soil-Aggregate Mixtures for Highway Construction Purposes
1.1 This standard describes a procedure for classifying mineral and organomineral soils into seven groups based on laboratory determination of particle-size distribution, liquid limit, and plasticity...
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