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Significance and Use
5.1 This guide describes what parameters should be measured and stored to obtain a complete sediment and hydraulic data set that could be used to compute sediment transport using any prominently known sediment-transport equations.
5.2 The criteria will address only the collection of data on noncohesive sediment. A noncohesive sediment is one that consists of discrete particles and whose movement depends on the particular properties of the particles themselves (1). These properties can include particle size, shape, density, and position on the streambed with respect to other particles. Generally, sand, gravel, cobbles, and boulders are considered to be noncohesive sediments.
1.3 This guide describes what parameters should be measured and stored to obtain a complete sediment and hydraulic data set that could be used to compute sediment transport using any prominently known sediment-transport equations.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
D1129 Terminology Relating to Water
D4410 Terminology for Fluvial Sediment
D4411 Guide for Sampling Fluvial Sediment in Motion
D4822 Guide for Selection of Methods of Particle Size Analysis of Fluvial Sediments (Manual Methods)
D4823 Guide for Core Sampling Submerged, Unconsolidated Sediments
ICS Number Code 13.060.10 (Water of natural resources); 35.240.60 (IT applications in transport and trade)
ASTM D5387-93(2013), Standard Guide for Elements of a Complete Data Set for Non-Cohesive Sediments, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2013, www.astm.orgBack to Top