ASTM D5387 - 93(2013)

    Standard Guide for Elements of a Complete Data Set for Non-Cohesive Sediments

    Active Standard ASTM D5387 | Developed by Subcommittee: D19.07

    Book of Standards Volume: 11.01


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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. Scope

    1.1 This guide covers criteria for a complete sediment data set.

    1.2 This guide provides guidelines for the collection of non-cohesive sediment alluvial data.

    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.

    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.


    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

    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 Code

    ICS Number Code 13.060.10 (Water of natural resources); 35.240.60 (IT applications in transport and trade)

    UNSPSC Code

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    DOI: 10.1520/D5387-93R13

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