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Proctor test and core cutter method

Proctor test is a test that is used to determine the maximum density that can be practically achieved for a soil or similar substance. The Proctor soil compaction test is performed by measuring the density of the soil being tested at different moisture content points. The aim of the Procor test is to determine the optimum moisture content for the soil.

Core cutter method
One method of examining the in-situ density of the soil is the core cutter method. This method involves pushing steel rings in the soil to determine the wet and dry volume weight including the water content. The results of this examination are compared to the results of the Proctor test. Based on these results a judgement can be made about the degree of density.

 Proctor test


Core cutter method 

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