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ASTM D3152

72nd Edition, 1977

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Standard Test Method for Capillary-Moisture Relationships for Fine-Textured Soils by Pressure-Membrane Apparatus

Includes all amendments and changes through Reapproval Notice

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Superseded By: ASTM D6836

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Product Details:

  • Revision: 72nd Edition, 1977
  • Published Date: January 2000
  • Status: Superseded By:
  • Superseded By: ASTM D6836
  • Document Language: English
  • Published By: ASTM International (ASTM)
  • Page Count: 6
  • ANSI Approved: Yes
  • DoD Adopted: No

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1. Scope

1.1 This test method covers the determination of capillary-moisture properties of fine-textured soils as indicated by the moisture content--moisture tension relationships determined by pressure-membrane apparatus using tensions between 1 and 15 atm (101 and 1520 kPa). Moisture tension (matrix suction) is defined as the equivalent negative gage pressure, or suction, in soil moisture. The test result is a moisture content which is a measure of the water retained in the soil subjected to a given soil--water tension (or at an approximately equivalent height above the water table).

NOTE 1--For determination of capillary-moisture relationships of coarse- and medium-textured soils, refer to Test Method D 2325.

1.2 This standard does not purport to address all of then safety problems, 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.