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This module covers the test method to determine the percentage of lightweight pieces in aggregate by means of a sink-float separation in a heavy liquid. It includes: Why you perform the Lightweight Pieces in Aggregate Test; Equipment used; Obtaining the sample; Conducting the test; Calculating the...

This module covers the process of determining the total moisture content of a soil using a microwave or an oven. Each section explains when you would normally use the method, the equipment you need for that particular method, and how to conduct the procedure. It also shows how to calculate and record...

This module covers the process of determining the maximum dry density and optimum moisture content of soils using AASHTO T 180 Method A. It includes:Compaction, density and maximum dry density definitionsHow to verify effort on embankment and if the road is properly compactedMoisture density relationship...

This modules covers the process of determining the maximum dry density and optimum moisture content of soils using AASHTO T 180 Method A. It is a shorter version of the Proctor Test module; however, this module includes the following:Equipment needed to conduct the testWhat a mositure-density relationship...

This course covers mechanical splitting and quartering of aggregates, including information on sampling, particle and sieve sizes.

This module will give the learner a basic understanding of the Rubber-Balloon test. It includes: The process of determining in-place density of compacted soil How to determine if a roadway embankment is properly compactedThe purpose of the Rubber-Balloon test and the equipment needed to conduct the...

This module covers the process used to measure the in-place density of compacted soil using the Sand Cone test. It includes:Equipment usedDetermining and calculating the Sand Cone Correction and Bulk Density of SandConducting the testMethods of determining moisture content, including the microwave methodCalculating...

This module covers the test method to determine the particle size distribution of fine and coarse aggregates by sieving. It includes: Why you perform the Sieve Analysis; Equipment used; Obtaining the sample; Conducting the test; Calculating the particle size distribution of fine and coarse aggregates...

This module covers the process of measuring the moisture content of soils using the Speedy Moisture test. The module is based on a 26 gram test. It includes:The purpose of the Speedy Moisture test and the equipment usedCalcium Carbide ReagentCollecting and weighing soil samples and converting wet readings...

This module covers the test method to determine the amount of material finer than the #200 sieve in aggregate by washing. It includes: Why you perform the Wash Test; Equipment used; Obtaining the sample; Conducting the test; Calculating the material passing the number 200 sieve; and Resources including...

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