ASTM D35.01: SUBCOMMITTEE ON MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF GEOSYNTHETICS

The work of the above subcommittee is reviewed. The mechanical properties of geosynthetics have been revised to meet the industry's needs. A significant change in such properties came to be considered when geotextiles gained wide use to support the load of soil fill embankments over soft ground. The development of the first tensile test for geotextiles is described. The expanded use of geotextiles is noted, as well as the development of new geotechnical applications. Characterization tests continue to be developed such as Mass per Unit Area; Index Friction; and Geogrid Single Rib Tensile Strength. The strongest focus, however, has been on geosynthetic properties used in design and/or 'insitu' testing. Current standards developed by the Subcommittee are tabulated, as well as task group activites now in progress.

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    American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)

    100 Barr Harbor Drive, P.O. Box C700
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  • Authors:
    • Carroll, R G
  • Publication Date: 1992-9

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 30-33
  • Serial:
    • STANDARDIZATION NEWS
    • Volume: 20
    • Issue Number: 9
    • Publisher: American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)
    • ISSN: 0090-1210

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00624259
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 25 1993 12:00AM