Table A Checklist for soil classification tests

Co-ordinate testing programme with other classification tests Standard oven-drying method not appropriate for halloysite, montmorillonite, gypsum, organic soils precautions may be needed Report presence of halloysite, montmorillonite, gypsum, organic soils For coarse soils, correction of measured water content may be needed Correction needed for saline soils Test method needs to be selected Check sampling and handling methods used For large earthwork projects, method may need to be adapted, or...

Direct shear test A Test procedures

1 The example listed in Annex B.15 should be followed. Some amendments have been introduced based on the recommendations of the SPRINT Rpt 216 project Quality Assurance in Geotechnical Testing. 2 The following amendments should be made to the ISRM procedure - The testing machine should have a travel greater than the amount of dilatation or consolidation expected, and should be able of maintaining normal load to within 2 of a selected value throughout the test. Dilation should be measured...