ASTM D6524 - 00(2011)

    Standard Test Method for Measuring the Resiliency of Turf Reinforcement Mats (TRMs)

    Active Standard ASTM D6524 | Developed by Subcommittee: D35.05

    Book of Standards Volume: 04.13


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    Significance and Use

    Resiliency may be used to control the quality of many TRMs. Resiliency may be indicative of a TRM's ability to retain original configuration after exposure to the stresses which may be exerted during manufacture, shipping, and installation. Resiliency is not generally indicative of field performance.

    The resiliency of TRMs may vary considerably depending on the pressure applied to the specimen during loading cycles. To minimize variation, specific sample size and applied pressure are indicated in this test method to ensure all results are comparable.

    To determine the effect of different pressure loadings on the final thickness of TRMs, use this test method.

    This test method may be used for acceptance testing of commercial shipments of TRMs, but caution is advised since information on between-laboratory precision is incomplete. Comparative tests, in accordance with 5.4.1 may be advisable.

    In a case of a dispute arising from differences in reported test results when using this test method for acceptance testing of commercial shipments, the purchaser and the supplier 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 that are formed from a lot of material of the type in question. The test specimens should be randomly assigned in equal numbers to each laboratory for testing. The average results from the two laboratories should be compared using Student's t-test for unpaired date and an acceptable probability level chosen by the two begun. If bias is found, either its cause must corrected, or the purchaser and be found and interpret future tests in supplier must agree to the light of the known bias.

    Note 1—The user should be aware that the compressibility of the materials, their rebound characteristics, and the like will also be affected by the thickness of the TRMs following the time when they are rolled up on rolls shipped and stored.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the resiliency or recovery of turf reinforcement mats (TRMs) after they have been subjected to three cycles of loading at 689 kPa (100 psi) for 1 min/per cycle.

    1.2 This test method does not provide resiliency values for TRMs under variable normal compressive stresses. This test method determines nominal resiliency.

    1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are for information 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.


    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

    D4354 Practice for Sampling of Geosynthetics for Testing

    D4439 Terminology for Geosynthetics


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 65.020.20 (Plant growing)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


    DOI: 10.1520/D6524-00R11

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