ASTM WK47007

    New Test Method for Impact Attenuation of Turf Playing Systems Designated for Rugby as Measured in the Field

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    WK47007

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method establishes a test method to be used when testing a synthetic turf fields impact attenuation property for assessing its suitability for rugby. 1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. Where values are given in parenthesis they are mathematical conversions to inch-pound units that are provided for information purposes only and are not considered standard. 1.3 The surface being tested may be located indoors or outdoors and typically includes the entire surface, both within the boundary lines of the playing area and outside of it. Where non-turf surfaces exist within these areas, they shall be excluded from the scope of this standard, unless they are covered either permanently or temporarily with synthetic turf. 1.4 The standard may also be used, where appropriate, as a test method for laboratory based testing of synthetic turf surfaces. 1.5 The definition of a minimum performance requirement for this test method is outside of the scope of this standard. Where reference is made to a minimum requirement this is intended for demonstration and clarification purposes only. 1.6 This specification establishes a method of reporting test results. 1.7 This standard does not purport to address all 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.

    World Rugby uses EN1177 for impact testing and we should have an ASTM standard using F1292


    Keywords

    12.1 average g-max; drop test; rugby; field testing; g-max; HIC; impact; impact attenuation; natural grass field system; shock absorbing; synthetic turf field system; test point; infill turf system

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

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    Date Initiated:
    08-12-2014

    Technical Contact:
    Marc Douglas

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    017

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    F08 (17-05)

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    F08 (17-03)

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    013

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    F08 (16-05)

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    009

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    F08 (15-04)

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