SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 1990

Minimization of the Effect of Dimensional Variability on Geotextile Property Data for Interpretation of Chemical Compatibility Test Results


Geotextiles have grown substantially, both in number and in application, during the past ten years. The mechanical properties of a specific region along a geotextile roll length are largely dependent upon mass and dimensional characteristics corresponding to that region. Geosynthetic manufacturers and testing laboratories have adopted various sampling procedures and data manipulation schemes in an effort to minimize the effect of product variability on mechanical property test results. Alternative test methods have been employed that demonstrate a high degree of repeatability. This paper reviews the various approaches to the problem of dimensional variability and discusses their rationale.

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Allen, SR
Verschoor, KL
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Developed by Committee: D35
Pages: 225–238
DOI: 10.1520/STP19035S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-5139-0
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-1456-2