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1.1 This test method covers test procedures for evaluating the soundness of riprap by the effects of a sodium or magnesium sulfate solution on slabs of rock.
1.2 The values stated in either SI or inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard.
1.3 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety problems, 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.
C88 Test Method for Soundness of Aggregates by Use of Sodium Sulfate or Magnesium Sulfate
C295 Guide for Petrographic Examination of Aggregates for Concrete
D653 Terminology Relating to Soil, Rock, and Contained Fluids
D3740 Practice for Minimum Requirements for Agencies Engaged in Testing and/or Inspection of Soil and Rock as Used in Engineering Design and Construction
D4753 Guide for Evaluating, Selecting, and Specifying Balances and Standard Masses for Use in Soil, Rock, and Construction Materials Testing
D4992 Practice for Evaluation of Rock to be Used for Erosion Control
D5121 Practice for Preparation of Rock Slabs for Durability Testing
D6026 Practice for Using Significant Digits in Geotechnical Data
ICS Number Code 91.100.15 (Mineral materials and products)
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ASTM D5240-92(1997), Standard Test Method for Testing Rock Slabs to Evaluate Soundness of Riprap by Use of Sodium Sulfate or Magnesium Sulfate, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 1997, www.astm.orgBack to Top