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Compaction Curve

Test Method

California Test Method (CTM) 216, “Method of Test for Relative Compaction of Untreated and Treated Soils and Aggregates”

Summary of Test Method

A basic sample of soil is divided into smaller portions. These portions are prepared with varying moisture contents to form test samples, which are individually compacted by a uniform compactive effort, to determine the test maximum density for the particular soil under consideration.

Minimum Sample Size

2 Canvas Bags (80 lb)

Last Updated September 29, 2005

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