ISO 17892-1:2014 Preview

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

ISO 17892-1:2014 specifies a method of determining the water content of soils.

It is applicable to the laboratory determination of the water (also known as moisture) content of a soil test specimen by oven-drying within the scope of geotechnical investigations. The water content is required as a guide to the 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 loss on drying the test specimen to a constant mass in a drying oven controlled at a given temperature. The mass loss is assumed to be due to free water and is referenced to the remaining dry mass of solid particles.


General information

  • Status :  Published
    Publication date : 2014-12
  • Edition : 1
    Number of pages : 10
  • :
    ISO/TC 182
    Geotechnics
  • 13.080.20
    Physical properties of soils
    93.020
    Earthworks. Excavations. Foundation construction. Underground works

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