ASTM D4595 - 17 - Standard Test Method for Tensile Properties of Geotextiles by the Wide-Width Strip Method

ASTM D4595 - 17

Standard Test Method for Tensile Properties of Geotextiles by the Wide-Width Strip Method

Status : Current   Published : June 2017



1.1 This test method covers the measurement of tensile properties of geotextiles using a wide-width strip specimen tensile method. This test method is applicable to most geotextiles that include woven fabrics, nonwoven fabrics, layered fabrics, knit fabrics, and felts that are used for geotextile application.

1.2 This test method covers the measurement of tensile strength and elongation of geotextiles and includes directions for the calculation of initial modulus, offset modulus, secant modulus, and breaking toughness.

1.3 Procedures for measuring the tensile properties of both conditioned and wet geotextiles by the wide-width strip method are included.

1.4 The basic distinction between this test method and other methods for measuring strip tensile properties is the width of the specimen. Some fabrics used in geotextile applications have a tendency to contract (neck down) under a force in the gage length area. The greater width of the specimen specified in this test method minimizes the contraction effect of those fabrics and provides a closer relationship to expected geotextile behavior in the field and a standard comparison.

1.5  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.

1.6  This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.

Standard NumberASTM D4595 - 17
TitleStandard Test Method for Tensile Properties of Geotextiles by the Wide-Width Strip Method
Publication Date01 June 2017
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)No other standards are normatively referenced
Informative References(Provided for Information)No other standards are informatively referenced
Descriptors Breaking strength/tenacity, Elongation-geotextiles, Embankments, Felt, Geosynthetics, Knitted textile fabrics, Loading tests-geosynthetics, Nonwoven geotextile fabrics, Reinforced geomembranes, Secant modulus, Slope, Tensile properties/testing-geosynthetics, Toughness, Wide width method, Woven geotextile fabrics
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