ASTM International - ASTM D6951/D6951M-09

Standard Test Method for Use of the Dynamic Cone Penetrometer in Shallow Pavement Applications

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Organization: ASTM International
Publication Date: 1 November 2009
Status: historical
Page Count: 7
ICS Code (Road engineering in general): 93.080.01
ICS Code (Road construction materials): 93.080.20
significance And Use:

This test method is used to assess in situ strength of undisturbed soil and compacted materials (or both). The penetration rate of the 8-kg [17.6-lb] DCP can be used to estimate in-situ CBR... View More

scope:

1.1 This test method covers the measurement of the penetration rate of the Dynamic Cone Penetrometer with an 8-kg [17.6-lb] hammer (8-kg [17.6-lb] DCP) through undisturbed soil or compacted materials, or both. The penetration rate may be related to in situ strength such as an estimated in situ CBR (California Bearing Ratio). A soil density may be estimated (Note 1) if the soil type and moisture content are known. The DCP described in this test method is typically used for pavement applications.

1.2 The test method provides for an optional 4.6-kg [10.1-lb] sliding hammer when the use of the 8-kg [17.6-lb] sliding mass produces excessive penetration in soft ground conditions.

1.3 The values stated in either SI units or inch-pound units are to be regarded separately as standard. The values stated in each system may not be exact equivalents; therefore, each system shall be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in non-conformance with the standard.

1.4 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.

Document History

May 1, 2018
Standard Test Method for Use of the Dynamic Cone Penetrometer in Shallow Pavement Applications
5.1 This test method is used to assess in situ strength of undisturbed soil and compacted materials (or both). The penetration rate of the 8-kg [17.6-lb] DCP can be used to estimate in situ CBR...
Standard Test Method for Use of the Dynamic Cone Penetrometer in Shallow Pavement Applications
4.1 This test method is used to assess in situ strength of undisturbed soil and compacted materials (or both). The penetration rate of the 8-kg [17.6-lb] DCP can be used to estimate in-situ CBR...
ASTM D6951/D6951M-09
November 1, 2009
Standard Test Method for Use of the Dynamic Cone Penetrometer in Shallow Pavement Applications
This test method is used to assess in situ strength of undisturbed soil and compacted materials (or both). The penetration rate of the 8-kg [17.6-lb] DCP can be used to estimate in-situ CBR...
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