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Slide01 The list of standards (ASTM, BS and TCVN) which are commonly used in geotechnical testing is presented in table below (updated to January 2018):

Group Standard name ASTM BS TCVN
Soil Classification Classification of Soils for Engineering Purposes D2487
(USCS - Unified Soil Classification System)
BS 5930 : 1999 TCVN 9362:2012
Description and Identification of Soils (Visual-Manual Procedure) D2488    
Gradation Particle-Size Analysis of Soils D422 BS 1377 : Part 2 TCVN 4198:1995
Amount of Material in Soils Finer than No. 200 (75-μm) Sieve D1140    
Sieve Analysis of Fine and Coarse Aggregates C136    
Atterberg limits Standard Test Methods for Liquid Limit, Plastic Limit, and Plasticity Index of Soils D4318 BS 1377 : Part 2 TCVN 4197:2012
Moisture Content Laboratory Determination of Water (Moisture) Content of Soil and Rock by Mass D2216   TCVN 4196:2012
Determination of Water (Moisture) Content of Soil by Microwave Oven Heating D4643    
Unit Weight & Density Laboratory Determination of Density (Unit Weight) of Soil Specimens D7263   TCVN 4202:2012
Density of Soil in Place by the Drive-Cylinder Method D2937   TCVN 8729:2012
Density of Soil in Place by the Rubber Balloon Method D2167   TCVN 8729:2012
Density of Soil in Place by the Sand-Cone Method D1556   TCVN 8729:2012
Density of Soil and Rock in Place by the Sand Replacement Method in a Test Pit D4914   TCVN 8729:2012
Standard Test Methods for Maximum and Minimum Dry Density of Cohesionless Soils in Laboratory D4254   TCVN 8721:2012
Specific Gravity Specific Gravity of Soil Solids by Water Pycnometer D854   TCVN 4195:2012
Density, Relative Density (Specific Gravity), and Absorption of Fine Aggregate C128    
Organic Matter Moisture, Ash, and Organic Matter of Peat and Other Organic Soils D2974 BS 1377 : Part 3  
Chemical Analysis pH Determination D1293 BS 1377 : Part 3 TCVN 5979:1995
pH determination in soils for corrosion tests G51    
Rapid Determination of Carbonate Content of Soils D4373    
Insoluble Residue in Carbonate Aggregates D3042    
Water-Soluble Sulfate Content of Soils C1580 BS 1377 : Part 3  
Water-Soluble Chloride Content of Soils   BS 1377 : Part 3  
Methylene Blue Index of Clay C837    
Water for construction works - Chemical methods     TCXD 81:1981
Permeability Permeability of granular soils (Constant Head, Rigid-Wall Permeameter) D5856 BS EN ISO 17892-5:2017 TCVN 8723:2012
Permeability of cohesive soils (Falling Head, Rigid-Wall Permeameter) D5856 BS EN ISO 17892-5:2017 TCVN 8723:2012
Permeability (Flexible Wall Permeameter) D5084    
Dispersion Identification and Classification of Dispersive Clay Soils by the Pinhole Test D4647    
Compaction Laboratory Compaction Characteristics of Soil Using Standard Effort D698 BS 1377 : Part 4 TCVN 4201:2012 
Laboratory Compaction Characteristics of Soil Using Modified Effort D1557 BS 1377 : Part 4
California Bearing Ratio (CBR) CBR of Laboratory-Compacted Soils D1883    22 TCN 332:06
CBR of Soils in Place D4429    
Shear Strength Unconfined Compression Test D2166 BS EN ISO 17892-7:2018 & 17892-8:2018  
Unconsolidated-Undrained Triaxial Test (UU) D2850 BS EN ISO 17892-7:2018 & 17892-8:2018 TCVN 8868:2011
Consolidated-Undrained Triaxial Test (CU) D4767 BS EN ISO 17892-9:2018 TCVN 8868:2011
Consolidated-Drained Triaxial Test (CD) D7181 BS EN ISO 17892-9:2018 TCVN 8868:2011
Direct Shear Test of Soils Under Consolidated Drained Conditions D3080 BS EN ISO 17892-9:2018 TCVN 4199:1995
Determination of Saturated and Dry Angle of Repose     TCVN 8724:2012
Field Vane Shear Test in Cohesive Soil D2573 BS 5930 : 1999 22 TCN 355-06
Consolidation One-Dimensional Consolidation Properties of Soils Using Incremental Loading D2435 BS 1377 : Part 6 TCVN 4200:2012
One-Dimensional Consolidation Properties of Saturated Cohesive Soils Using Controlled-Strain Loading D4186    
Swelling One-Dimensional Swell or Settlement Potential of Cohesive Soils D4546    
Abrasiveness Resistance to Degradation of Small-Size Coarse Aggregate by Abrasion and Impact in the Los Angeles Machine C131    
Resistance of Fine Aggregate to Degradation by Abrasion in the Micro-Deval Apparatus D7428    
Resistance of Coarse Aggregate to Degradation by Abrasion in the Micro-Deval Apparatus D6928    
Aggregate Crushing Value (ACV)   BS 812 : Part 110  
Ten Percent Fines Value (TFV)   BS 812 : Part 111  
Aggregate Impact Value (AIV)   BS 812 : Part 112  
Resistivity Measurement of Soil Resistivity Using the Two-Electrode Soil Box Method G187    
Field Measurement of Soil Resistivity Using the Wenner Four-Electrode Method G57    
Using significant digits Using Significant Digits in Geotechnical Data D6026    

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