BS 1377-4:1990 - Methods of test for soils for civil engineering purposes. Compaction-related tests – BSI British Standards

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BS 1377-4:1990

Methods of test for soils for civil engineering purposes. Compaction-related tests

Status : Confirmed, Current   Published : August 1990

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This part of BS 1377 describes methods of test for determining characteristics related to the compaction of soils, which can be used as a basis for specifying requirements for soils compacted in the field.

This British Standard also includes a method for assessing an empirical strength criterion (the CBR value) of a compacted or undisturbed soil used as a sub-grade material for pavement construction.

Reference  is made to some of the classification tests described in BS 1377-2 and to BS 1377-1 for general requirements that are relevant to all Parts of this standard, and for methods of preliminary preparation of soil for testing.

The following methods of test have been  included in this edition of the standard:

  • determination of the maximum and minimum densities of granular soils
  • determination of the moisture condition value
  • determination of the chalk crushing value.

In the dry density/moisture relationship tests, and the California Bearing Ratio (CBR) test, sample preparation procedures have been set out in more detail than before, with explanatory flow diagrams.




Standard NumberBS 1377-4:1990
TitleMethods of test for soils for civil engineering purposes. Compaction-related tests
StatusConfirmed, Current
Publication Date31 August 1990
Confirm Date01 May 2015
Cross ReferencesBS 1377-1, BS 1377-2, BS 1377-9
ReplacesBS 1377:1975
Amended ByAMD 8259
AMD 13925
DescriptorsSoil-testing equipment, Penetration tests, Sandy soils, Soil testing, Laboratory testing, Density measurement, Testing conditions, Compaction tests, Soil bearing capacity, Gravel, Compression testing, Soaking tests, Impact testing, Specimen preparation, Chalk soils, Crushing tests, Soil compaction tests, Moisture measurement, Water content determination, Test equipment
ICS93.020
Title in FrenchMéthodes d'essai des sols pour gérie civil. Essais de compactage
Title in GermanBodenuntersuchung fuer Tiefbauzwecke. Pruefung der Verdichtung
CommitteeB/526/3
ISBN0 580 18070 0
PublisherBSI
FormatA4
DeliveryYes
Pages70
File Size3.06 MB
Price£246.00


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