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AS 1289.7.1.3 1998

Australian Standard
Methods of testing soils for engineering purposes Method 7.1.3: Soil reactivity tests Determination of the shrinkage index of a soilCore shrinkage index
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1 SCOPE This Standard sets out a method for determining the shrinkage index of a soil (see AS 2870) by core shrinkage testing. 2 REFERENCED DOCUMENTS Standard: AS 1289 1289.0 1289.2.1.1 1289.2.2.1 2870 3 (a) The following documents are referred to in this

Methods of testing soils for engineering purposes Part 0: General requirements and list of methods Method 2.1.1: Soil moisture content tests Determination of the moisture content of a soil Oven drying method (standard method) Method 2.2.1: Soil moisture content tests Determination of the total suction of a soil Standard method Residential slabs and footings Construction The following apparatus is required:

APPARATUS

Thin-walled sampler consisting of a tube with a bevelled cutting edge machined directly on the sample tube. The bevelled cutting edge shall make an angle not exceeding 15 to the axis of the tube with a permitted land width at the cutting edge not exceeding 0.5 mm. The ratio of net projected area of sampler to projected area of sample core shall not exceed 10%, and any internal clearance shall not exceed 1% of the diameter at the cutting edge. Drying oven complying with AS 1289.0. Balance of 500 g capacity having a limit of performance not exceeding 0.05 g. Spatula or palette knife of convenient size. Vacuum desiccator. Metal drawing pins. Vernier callipers with a precision of 0.05 mm, capable of measuring lengths 50 to 120 mm. Apparatus to measure total soil suction in accordance with that described in AS 1289.2.2.1. Drying room with temperature controlled at 23 2C. Supersaturated solution of ammonium chloride (see Note 1).

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AS 1289.7.1.3-1998, Methods of testing soil for engineering purposes Soil reactivity tests Determination of the shrinkage index of a soil Core shrinkage index

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