ASTM WK10803

    New Test Method for Determining the Specific Strength of Hydraulically Applied Fiber Matrix Products for Erosion Control

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    WK10803

    1. Scope

    1.1 This is a quantitative test method to determine the dry and wet specific strength of hydraulically applied fiber matrix products. 1.2 The purpose of this test method is to provide a means of evaluating specific strength capabilities of hydraulically applied fiber matrix products for quality assurance or quality control or both and conformity with manufacturing requirements. 1.3 Units--The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values in parenthesis are provided for informational purposes only. 1.4 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

    Specific strength is a measure of the ability of a fiber matrix product to withstand force applied by a tensile machine. Strength is frequently related to the matrix density, fiber quality, fiber length, and chemistry and can be used as an measurement for quality assurance or quality control requirements or both. Manufacturers and agencies will be the users.


    Keywords

    erosion control; specific strength; breaking strength; tensile

    The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.

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    Work Item Status

    Date Initiated:
    3-15-2006

    Technical Contact:
    Michael Robeson

    Item:
    001

    Ballot:
    D18.25 (16-04)

    Status:
    Negative Votes Need Resolution