BS EN 15381:2008 Geotextiles and geotextile-related products. Characteristics required for use in pavements and asphalt overlays
Geotextiles and geotextile-related products can be used in the construction and rehabilitation of roads and pavements. The main function of these products subjected to thermal, fatigue and reflective cracking is to reduce the amount of cracking in a new pavement or asphalt overlay. This can be achieved by reinforcement, stress relief, (interlayer) barrier or a combination of these functions.
BS EN 15381 specifies the relevant characteristics of metallic and non-metallic geotextiles and geotextile-related products used in the construction of pavements and asphalt overlays. It also describes the appropriate test methods to determine these characteristics.
BS EN 15381 may be used by designers, end-users and other interested parties and enables them to define which functions and conditions of use are relevant.
This standard also defines requirements to be met by manufacturers and distributors with regard to the presentation of product properties.
This standard does not apply to geosynthetic barriers, as defined in BS EN ISO 10318.
Contents of BS EN 15381:
2 Normative references
3 Terms, definitions and abbreviations
3.1 Terms and definitions
4 Required characteristics and corresponding test methods
4.2 Characteristics relevant to specific conditions of use
4.2.2 Alkaline resistance
4.2.3 Melting point
4.2.4 Resistance to weathering
5 Evaluation of conformity
5.2 Verification of values
5.3 Initial type tests
5.4 Factory production control
Annex A (normative) Factory production control
A.1 Items to be addressed in a factory production control system
A.1.2 Product design
A.1.4 Finished products
A.1.5 Applicable to A.1.2, A1.3 and A.1.4 (to be used where appropriate)
A.2 Checklist for the assessment of a factory production control system
Annex B (normative) Durability aspects
B.2 Alkaline resistance
B.3 Corrosion resistance
Annex C (normative) Test method for the determination of the bitumen retention in paving fabrics used in pavements and asphalt overlays
C.2 Test specimens Handling
C.2.3 Number and dimensions
C.2.4 Condition of specimens
C.3 Testing procedure
C.4 Test report
Annex D (normative) Tensile test on steel wire mesh.
Annex ZA (informative) Clauses of this European Standard addressing the provisions of the EU
Construction Products Directive
ZA.1 Scope and relevant characteristics ZA.2 Procedure for the attestation of conformity of geotextiles and geotextile-related products used in pavements and asphalt overlays
ZA.2.1 Systems of attestation of conformity
ZA2.2 Certificate and declaration of conformity
ZA.3 CE-marking and labelling