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Rock Manual Part 2: (See also USBR standards and the ISRM Standards)

Rock Manual US Army Corps Of Engineers Handbook

USACE standards link to the pdfs on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers site. ASTM Standards link to the ASTM abstract and can be ordered from that page. Orange indicates that the standard was withdrawn, and notes the current ASTM standard.

Part I. Laboratory Test Methods

A. Characterization Methods

101-93

Standard Terminology Relating to Soil, Rock, and Contained Fluids (ASTM D 653-09)

101a-93

Standard Descriptive Nomenclature for Constituents of Concrete Aggregates (ASTM C 294-05)

102-93

Recommended Practice for Petrographic Examination of Rock Cores (USACE)

103-93

Preparation of Test Specimens (USACE)

104-93

Statistical Considerations  (USACE)

105-93

Method for Determination of the Rebound Number of Rock (USACE)

106-93

Method for Determination of the Water Content of a Rock Sample (USACE)

107-93

Standard Test Method for Density, Relative Density (Specific Gravity) and Absorption of Coarse Aggregate (ASTM C 127-07)

107a-93

Standard Test Method for Density, Relative Density (Specific Gravity), and Absorption of Fine Aggregate (ASTM C 128-07a)

108-93

Method of Determining Density of Solids (USACE)

109-93

Method of  Determining Effective (As Received) and Dry Unit Weights and Total Porosity of Rock Cores (USACE)

110-93

Standard Test Method for Laboratory Determination of Pulse Velocities and Ultrasonic Elastic Constants of Rock (ASTM D 2845-08)

111-89

Replaced by ASTM D7012 - 10
ASTM D7012 - 10 Standard Test Method for Compressive Strength and Elastic Moduli of Intact Rock Core Specimens under Varying States of Stress and Temperatures

Standard Test Method for Unconfined Compressive Strength of Intact Rock Core Specimens (ASTM D 2938-95) (withdrawn)

112-93

Standard Test Method for Direct Tensile Strength of Intact Rock Core Specimens (ASTM D 2936-08)

113-93

Standard Test Method for Splitting Tensile Strength of Intact Rock Core Specimens [Brazilian Method] (ASTM D 3967-08

114-93

Proposed Method of Test for Gas Permeability of Rock Core Samples (USACE)

115-93

Standard Test Method for Resistance to Degradation of Large-Size Coarse Aggregate by Abrasion and Impact in the Los Angeles Machine (ASTM C 535-09)

116-95

Suggested Method for Progressive Saturation of Rock Samples (USACE)

117-05

Standard Test Method for Rock Bolt Anchor Pull Test (ASTM D 4435-08)

118-05

Standard Test Method for Slake Durability of Shales and Similar Weak Rocks (ASTM D 4644-08)

119-05

Standard Test Method for Evaluation of Durability of Rock for Erosion Control Under Freezing and Thawing Conditions (ASTM D 5312-04)

120-05

Standard Test Method for Evaluation of Durability of Rock for Erosion Control Under Wetting and Drying Conditions (ASTM D 5313-04)

121-05

Standard Test Method for Determination of the Point Load Strength Index of Rock (ASTM D 5731-08)

122-05

Standard Guide for Petrographic Examination of Aggregates for Concrete (ASTM C 295-08)

B. Engineering Design Tests

201-89

Replaced by: ASTM D7012 - 10
ASTM D7012 - 10 Standard Test Method for Compressive Strength and Elastic Moduli of Intact Rock Core Specimens under Varying States of Stress and Temperatures

Standard Test Method for Elastic Moduli of Intact Rock Core Specimens in Uniaxial Compression (ASTM D 3148-02) (withdrawn)

202-89

Replaced by: ASTM D7012 - 10
ASTM D7012 - 10 Standard Test Method for Compressive Strength and Elastic Moduli of Intact Rock Core Specimens under Varying States of Stress and Temperatures

Standard Test Method for Triaxial Compressive Strength of Undrained Rock Core Specimens Without Pore Pressure Measurements (ASTM D 2664-04)  (withdrawn)

203-80

Method of Test for Direct Shear Strength of Rock Core Specimens (USACE)

204-80

Standard Method of Test for Multistage Triaxial Strength of Undrained Rock Core Specimens Without Pore Pressure Measurements (USACE)

205-93

Replaced by: ASTM D7070 - 08
ASTM D7070-08. Standard Test Methods for Creep of Rock Core Under Constant Stress and Temperature

Standard Test Method for Creep of Cylindrical Soft Rock Specimens in Uniaxial Compressions (ASTM D 4405-84, Reapproved 1989) (Withdrawn in 2005)

207-80

Method of Test for Thermal Diffusivity of Rock (USACE)

208-05

Standard Test Method for Performing Laboratory Direct Shear Strength Tests of Rock Specimens Under Constant Normal Stress (ASTM D 5607-08)

Part II. In Situ Test Methods

A. Rock Mass Monitoring

301-80

Use of Inclinometers for Rock Mass Monitoring (USACE)

302-80

Suggested Methods for Monitoring Rock Movements Using Tiltmeters (International Society for Rock Mechanics) (USACE)

303-89

Standard Practice for Extensometers Used in Rock (ASTM D 4403-05)

305-80

Load Cells (USACE)

306-91

Recommended Guideline for Monitoring Acoustic Emissions in In Situ Rock Masses (USACE)

308-80

Suggested Method of Determining Rock Bolt Tension Using a Torque Wrench (USACE)

309-80

Suggested Method for Monitoring Rock Bolt Tension Using Load Cells (USACE)

B. In Situ Strength Tests

321-80

Suggested Method for In Situ Determination of Direct Shear Strength (International Society for Rock Mechanics) (USACE)

323-80

Suggested Method for Determining the Strength of a Rock Bolt Anchor (Pull Test) (International Society for Rock Mechanics) (USACE)

324-80

Suggested Method for Deformability and Strength Determination Using an In Situ Uniaxial Compressive Test (USACE)

325-89

Suggested Method for Determining Point Load Strength (International Society of Rock Mechanics) (

326-05

Standard Test Method for Rock Bolt Anchor Pull Test (ASTM D 4435)

C. Determination of In Situ Stress

341-80

Determination of In Situ Stress by the Overcoring Technique (USACE)

342-89

Suggested Method for Determining Stress by Overcoring a Photoelastic Inclusion (USACE)

D. Determination of Rock Mass Deformability

361-89

Suggested Method for Determining Rock Mass Deformability Using a Pressure Chamber (USACE)

362-89

Pressuremeter Tests in Soft Rock (USACE)

363-89

Suggested Method for Determining Rock Mass Deformability Using a Hydraulic Drillhole Dilatometer (USACE)

364-89

Suggested Method for Determining Rock Mass Deformability by Loading a Recessed Circular Plate(USACE)

365-80

Bureau of Reclamation Procedures for Conducting Uniaxial Jacketing Test (ASTM STP 554)

366-89

Suggested Method for Determining Rock Mass Deformability Using a Modified Pressure Chamber (USACE)

367-89

Suggested Method for Determining Rock Mass Deformability Using a Radial Jack Configuration (USACE)

368-89

Suggested Method for Determining Rock Mass Deformability Using a Drillhole-Jack Dialometer (USACE)

369-05

Standard Guide  for Using Rock Mass Classification Systems for Engineering Purposes (ASTM D 5857-08)

E. Determination of Rock Mass Permeability

381-80

Suggested Method for In Situ Determination of Rock Mass Permeability Using Water Pressure Tests (USACE)