ASTM D5261 - 10

    Standard Test Method for Measuring Mass per Unit Area of Geotextiles

    Active Standard ASTM D5261 | Developed by Subcommittee: D35.01

    Book of Standards Volume: 04.13


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    Significance and Use

    This test method is used to determine if the geotextile material meets specifications for mass per unit area. This test method can be used for quality control to determine specimen conformance. This measurement allows for a simple control of the delivered material by a comparison of the mass per unit area of the delivered material and the specified mass per unit area.

    The procedure in this test method may be used for acceptance testing of commercial shipments, but caution is advised since information about between-laboratory precision is incomplete. Comparative tests in accordance with 5.2.1 are advisable.

    In case of a dispute arising from differences in reported test results when using the procedures in this test method for acceptance testing of commercial shipments, the purchaser and the manufacturer should conduct comparative tests to determine if there is a statistical bias between their laboratories. Competent statistical assistance is recommended for the investigation of bias. As a minimum, the two parties should take a group of test specimens that are as homogeneous as possible and which are from a lot of material of the type in question. The test specimen should then be randomly assigned in equal numbers to each laboratory for testing. The average results from the two laboratories should be compared using the appropriate student's t-test and an acceptable probability level chosen by the two parties before testing is begun. If a bias is found, either its cause must be found and corrected or the purchaser and the manufacturer must agree to interpret future test results in light of the known bias.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers and can be used as an index to the determination of mass per unit area of all geotextiles.

    1.2 The values stated in SI units or other units shall be regarded separately as standard. The values stated in parentheses are provided for information only.

    1.3 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.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    D123 Terminology Relating to Textiles

    D1776 Practice for Conditioning and Testing Textiles

    D4354 Practice for Sampling of Geosynthetics for Testing

    D4439 Terminology for Geosynthetics

    ISO Standard

    ISO9864:1990 Geotextiles -- Determination of mass per unit area


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 59.080.70 (Geotextiles)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 30121702(Geotextile)


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/D5261-10

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    Citation Format

    ASTM D5261-10, Standard Test Method for Measuring Mass per Unit Area of Geotextiles, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2010, www.astm.org

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