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Soils - Size Analysis of Inorganic Soils

Analyse granulometrique

Standard BNQ 2501-025
Soils - Size Analysis of Inorganic Soils

The geotechnical community can boast that it uses harmonized test methods that are reliable, accurate and reproducible thanks to the standards published by the BNQ. In fact, the BNQ has developed an entire series of geotechnical testing standards that have been proven in the field. Specifically, the BNQ 2501-025 standard describes the procedures and apparatus used to determine the size distribution of particles smaller than 80 mm in inorganic soils. It therefore applies to inorganic soils that can maintain its identity during and after analysis. The standard covers the following:

  • apparatus (for example, scales, ovens, sieves, brushes, mortar and pestles, and various containers);
  • size analysis by sieving of particles from 5 mm to 80 mm in size;
  • size analysis by sieving of particles from 80 µm to 5 mm in size;
  • size analysis by sedimentation;
  • calculating and expressing the overall size analysis results;
  • report.

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7969FRNBNQ 2501-025 Sols - Analyse granulométrique des sols inorganiques
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2501-0252501-025:PAPIERPaperFrench2013-04-1922760 $
2501-0252501-025:PDFPDFFrench2013-04-1922760 $
2501-0252501-025R:PDFNetwork PDF LicenseFrench2013-04-19227180 $

Standards committee members

Number of committee members: 10
Mr. Robert P. ChapuisÉcole Polytechnique Département CGM
Mr. Abdessadek ChtainiStantec experts-conseils ltée
Mr. Félix DoucetMinistère des Transports, de la Mobilité durable et de l'Électrification des transports (MTMDET)
Mr. Sébastien DubeauVille de Montréal
Mr. Antony GagnéMinistère des Transports, de la Mobillité durable et de l'Électrification des transports (MTMDET)
Mr. Henri MadjarSNC-Lavalin
Ms. France MauriceDéveloppement durable, Environnement et Lutte contre les changements climatiques (MDDELCC)
Mr. Didier PerretMinistère des Ressources naturelles Canada
Mr. Dominic SabourinEnglobe Corp.
Mr. Jean-Pierre TournierHydro-Québec


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