New Test for Control of Cohesive Soils in Rolled-Fill

by J.M. Turnbull,

Serial Information: Journal of the Soil Mechanics and Foundations Division, 1956, Vol. 82, Issue 2, Pg. 1-11

Document Type: Journal Paper


Description of drop test method of testing soil for quick determination of its wet density and moisture content relative to its unknown optimum; results of tests and chart to permit direct application to most soils; test was found to be only method capable of supplying desired data within short time available with use of modern rapid construction procedures.

Subject Headings: Construction methods | Soil water | Soil tests | Density (material) | Water content | Permits

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