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This International Standard specifies the treatments for the measurement of the stability of soil aggregates. It

can be applied to a wide range of materials originating mainly from the tilled horizons of cultivated soils. It can,

however, also apply to any soil profile horizon, whether it is cultivated or not. Aggregates ranging from 3 mm

to 5 mm are measured.

However, the presence of gravel in the 2 mm to 5 mm fraction can distort the results. If the percentage of gravel

is between 10 % and 40 %, the > 2 mm fraction of the gravel obtained from the tests should be washed and

a mean weighted diameter (MWD, see 6.1) calculated with and without gravel. If the percentage of gravel is

> 40 %, the structural stability tests are not significant. The method does not apply to unstructured materials,

as they are not sufficiently cohesive to form millimetric aggregates.


General information

  • Status :  Published
    Publication date : 2012-05
  • Edition : 1
    Number of pages : 13
  • :
    ISO/TC 190/SC 3
    Chemical and physical characterization
  • 13.080.05
    Examination of soils in general

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