ASTM D6473-99(2005)

    Standard Test Method for Specific Gravity and Absorption of Rock For Erosion Control


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the determination of specific gravity and absorption of rock for erosion control, commonly referred to as riprap or armor stone. The specific gravity may be expressed as bulk specific gravity or apparent specific gravity. Bulk specific gravity and absorption are based on a 24-h soaking time for the rock specimens tested.

    1.2 The use of reclaimed concrete and other materials is beyond the scope of this test method.

    1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard.

    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

    C127 Test Method for Relative Density (Specific Gravity) and Absorption of Coarse Aggregate

    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

    D6026 Practice for Using Significant Digits in Geotechnical Data


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 13.080.01 (Soil quality in general)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 30121900(Soil stabilizers and reinforcing materials)


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    DOI: 10.1520/D6473-99R05

    Citation Format

    ASTM D6473-99(2005), Standard Test Method for Specific Gravity and Absorption of Rock For Erosion Control, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2005, www.astm.org

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