ASTM WK44902

    New Test Method for Measuring the air transmissivity of drainage geocomposites

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    Developed by Subcommittee: D35.03 | Committee D35 | Contact Staff Manager


    1. Scope

    This test method covers the procedure for determining the flow rate of air per unit width within the manufactured plane of geosynthetics under varying normal compressive stresses and a constant boundary conditions.

    The capacity of a drainage geocomposite to transport air or other compressible fluid is a critical design parameter for the design of landfill caps and other applications. The industry has used a modification of the water transmissivity transmissivity test (D4716). However, boundary conditions (upstream / downstream pressure) and other parameters such as geometry of the test apparatus may influence the result. A standard is needed to ensure minimum repeatability of the results


    air transmissivity, biogaz, landfills

    The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.

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    Work Item Status

    Date Initiated:

    Technical Contact:
    Richard Lacey

    Draft Under Development