Standard Swedish standard · SS-EN ISO 17892-2:2014

Geotechnical investigation and testing - Laboratory testing of soil - Part 2: Determination of bulk density (ISO 17892-2:2014)

Status: Valid

This document specifies methods of test for the determination of the bulk and dry density of intact soil or rock. The bulk density of a soil is useful in the determination of the in-situ overburden stresses at various depth (geostatic stresses). Furthermore, bulk and dry density can qualitatively describe the mechanical characteristics of a soil via empirical relationships which are to be found in the technical literature.


Physical properties of soils (13.080.20) Earthworks, excavations, foundation construction, underground works (93.020)

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Language: English

Written by: SIS - Standardiseringens stöd

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Article no: STD-104734

Edition: 1

Approved: 12/7/2014

No of pages: 28

Replaces: SIS-CEN ISO/TS 17892-2:2005 , SIS-CEN ISO/TS 17892-2:2005