ASTM D2453 • EN 13286-5
- Used to determine the maximum-index dry density/unit weight of cohesionless, freedraining soils using a vertically vibrating table.
- For many cohesionless free-draining soils, the maximum index density/unit weight is one of the key components in evaluating the state of compactness of a given soil mass that is either naturally occurring or placed during construction.
- Relative density and percent compaction are commonly used for evaluating the state of compactness of a given soil mass. Density/
unit weight index is also sometimes used.