ASTM D5121-06

    Standard Practice for Preparation of Rock Slabs for Durability Testing


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This practice covers the preparation of rock slabs for various tests used to evaluate any visual internal defects, or the durability of rock by means of laboratory tests. These tests include, but are not limited to, Test Methods D 5240, D 5312, and D 5313.

    1.2 Units The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard. The SI units given in parentheses are for information only.

    1.3 All observed and measured values shall conform to the guidelines for significant digits and rounding established in Practice D 6026.

    1.4 This practice offers a set of instructions for performing one or more specific operations. This document cannot replace education or experience and should be used in conjunction with professional judgment. Not all aspects of this practice may be applicable in all circumstances. This ASTM standard is not intended to represent or replace the standard of care by 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.

    This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns 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. For a specific hazards statement, see Section 7.


    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

    D653 Terminology Relating to Soil, Rock, and Contained Fluids

    D4992 Practice for Evaluation of Rock to be Used for Erosion Control

    D5240 Test Method for Testing Rock Slabs to Evaluate Soundness of Riprap by Use of Sodium Sulfate or Magnesium Sulfate

    D5312 Test Method for Evaluation of Durability of Rock for Erosion Control Under Freezing and Thawing Conditions

    D5313 Test Method for Evaluation of Durability of Rock for Erosion Control Under Wetting and Drying Conditions

    D6026 Practice for Using Significant Digits in Geotechnical Data


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 91.100.15 (Mineral materials and products)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


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    DOI: 10.1520/D5121-06

    Citation Format

    ASTM D5121-06, Standard Practice for Preparation of Rock Slabs for Durability Testing, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2006, www.astm.org

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