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Title: Density changes of sand caused by sampling and testing : soils investigation
Authors: United States. Mississippi River Commission.
Garber, P. K.
Reuss, R. F.
Keywords: Potamology
Mississippi river
Soil mechanics
Soil sampling
Soil testing
Soil investigations
River banks
Bank caving
Bank erosion
Test procedures
Publisher: U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station.
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Potamology investigations report ; no. 12-1
Description: Potamology Report
Introduction: In the "undisturbed" sand sampling procedures used and developed by the Waterways Experiment Station in its exploration work, the question arose as to how much disturbance actually occurs in samples so obtained. The investigations described herein were conducted to answer that question and to provide a basis for recommended field procedures which would minimize sample disturbance. The investigations involved determination of the magnitude of the density changes occurring in sands during sampling, handling, and subsequent testing, and how these density changes are related to certain procedural, equipmental, and natural variables. This report discusses the results of the effects of the factors causing disturbance and evaluates the test methods used.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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