- GeoRef, Copyright 2008, American Geological Institute. Reference includes data from Bibliography and Index of North American Geology, U. S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA, United States
A field method for the mechanical analysis of sand is attained by using a sieve and cylinder combination. The sand is passed through a nest of sieves, and the fraction remaining on each is measured in a graduate cylinder. This method is simple and rapid, and the results obtained are comparable with the settling tube analyses.