Significance and Use
In general this test method is adapted from tests developed for woven fabrics (previously designated as Test Method D 1388).
The cantilever test method may not be suitable for testing products that are very limp or have a marked tendency to curl or twist at a cut edge.
1.1 This test method covers the determination of the stiffness of geosynthetics used as Turf Reinforcement Mats (TRM).
1.2 The method is applicable to TRMs of any fiber content and any number of components.
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.
D123 Terminology Relating to Textiles
D1388 Test Method for Stiffness of Fabrics
D1776 Practice for Conditioning and Testing Textiles
D4354 Practice for Sampling of Geosynthetics for Testing
D4439 Terminology for Geosynthetics
D5261 Test Method for Measuring Mass per Unit Area of Geotextiles
Turf Reinforcement Mats (TRM's), stiffness; stiffness of geosynthetics; fiber content;
ICS Number Code 65.020.20 (Plant growing)
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