ISO/TS 17892-1:2004

Geotechnical investigation and testing -- Laboratory testing of soil -- Part 1: Determination of water content

ISO/TS 17892-1:2004 specifies the laboratory determination of the water (moisture) content of a soil test specimen by oven-drying within the scope of the geotechnical investigations according to prEN 1997-1 and prEN 1997-2. The water content is required as a guide to classification of natural soils and as a control criterion in re-compacted soils and is measured on samples used for most field and laboratory tests. The oven-drying method is the definitive procedure used in usual laboratory practice.

The practical procedure for determining the water content of a soil is to determine the mass of water removed by drying the moist soil (test specimen) to a constant mass in a drying oven controlled at a given temperature, and to use this value as the mass of water in the test specimen related to the mass of solid particles. The mass of soil remaining after oven-drying is used as the mass of the solid particles.


General information

  • Status :  Withdrawn
    Publication date : 2004-10
  • Edition : 1
  • :
    ISO/TC 182
    Geotechnics
  • 13.080.20
    Physical properties of soils
    93.020
    Earthworks. Excavations. Foundation construction. Underground works

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