ASTM D6685 - 01(2008)

    Standard Guide for the Selection of Test Methods for Fabrics Used for Fabric Formed Concrete (FFC)

    Active Standard ASTM D6685 | Developed by Subcommittee: D18.25

    Book of Standards Volume: 04.09


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    Significance and Use

    This guide identifies test methods used in the process of determining the characteristics of fabrics used to form fine aggregate concrete for properties such as mass, apparent opening size, tensile strength, water permeability and other mechanical properties.

    This guide is intended for general use by those who manufacture, specify or install fabric formed concrete (FFC) revetments.

    Consult specific ASTM specifications for evaluation criteria.

    4.3.1 A listing of all ASTM geosynthetic performance specifications may be found in Volume 04.09 of the Annual Book of Standards.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This guide lists ASTM standards available for the testing evaluation of fabrics used to form fine aggregate concrete.

    1.2 This guide identifies the test methods available to manufacturers, engineers, testing organizations and other related parties.

    1.3 This guide provides a list of test methods that can be used by the reader to determine the properties of fabric used to form fine aggregate concrete.

    1.4 This guide is not intended to be used in the establishment of performance criteria, but as a guide for product development and purchasing contracts.

    1.5 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.

    1.6 This guide offers an organized collection of information or a series of options and does not recommend a specific course of action. This document cannot replace education or experience and should be used in conjunction with professional judgement. Not all aspects of this guide may be applicable in all circumstances. This ASTM standard is not intended to represent or replace the standard of care of which the adequacy of a given professional service must be judged, nor should this document be applied without consideration of a project's many unique aspects. The word Standard in the title of this document means only that the document has been approved through the ASTM consensus process.


    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

    D4354 Practice for Sampling of Geosynthetics for Testing

    D4355 Test Method for Deterioration of Geotextiles by Exposure to Light, Moisture and Heat in a Xenon Arc Type Apparatus

    D4439 Terminology for Geosynthetics

    D4486 Test Method for Kinematic Viscosity of Volatile and Reactive Liquids

    D4491 Test Methods for Water Permeability of Geotextiles by Permittivity

    D4533 Test Method for Trapezoid Tearing Strength of Geotextiles

    D4595 Test Method for Tensile Properties of Geotextiles by the Wide-Width Strip Method

    D4751 Test Method for Determining Apparent Opening Size of a Geotextile

    D4759 Practice for Determining the Specification Conformance of Geosynthetics

    D4873 Guide for Identification, Storage, and Handling of Geosynthetic Rolls and Samples

    D4884 Test Method for Strength of Sewn or Thermally Bonded Seams of Geotextiles

    D5261 Test Method for Measuring Mass per Unit Area of Geotextiles

    D5321 Test Method for Determining the Coefficient of Soil and Geosynthetic or Geosynthetic and Geosynthetic Friction by the Direct Shear Method


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 19.020 (Test conditions and procedures in general); 59.020 (Processes of the textile industry)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 30111500(Concrete and mortars); 30121702(Geotextile)


    DOI: 10.1520/D6685-01R08

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