ASTM D6818 - 02(2009)

    Standard Test Method for Ultimate Tensile Properties of Turf Reinforcement Mats

    Active Standard ASTM D6818 | Developed by Subcommittee: D35.05

    Book of Standards Volume: 04.13


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    Significance and Use

    The strip test in this test method is considered satisfactory for acceptance testing of commercial shipments of Turf Reinforcement Mats since the method has been used extensively in the trade for acceptance testing.

    In case of disagreement arising from differences in reported test values 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 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 specimen which are as homogeneous as possible and are from a lot of material of the type in question. The test specimen should then 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 data and an acceptable probability level chosen by the two parties before testing is begun. If bias is found, either its cause must be found and corrected, or the purchaser and the supplier must agree to interpret future results in the light of the known bias.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers strip test procedures for determining the tensile properties of Turf Reinforcement Mats (TRM).

    1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are provided for information purposes only.

    1.3 This standard does not apply to TRM's made of composite materials where the component providing the reinforcement cannot be tested for tensile strength with the procedure herein described. In this case, the established ASTM testing method, which is most appropriate for that material, shall be used instead.

    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

    D76 Specification for Tensile Testing Machines for Textiles


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 83.120 (Reinforced plastics)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 30121900(Soil stabilizers and reinforcing materials)


    DOI: 10.1520/D6818-02R09

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