ASTM Committee D35 on Geosynthetics
will present a workshop on the possibility of creating a Geogrid Aperture
Stability standard during the June Committee Week in Reno, Nev. The workshop
will take place June 15 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Steve Valero, Vice President – Technology, Tensar, will chair the
workshop. Valero promises a productive and lively workshop that will be
focused on educating all attendees on the process, purpose and application of
an aperture stability test. Presenters will include academics/researchers, as
well as representatives of testing labs and materials manufacturers.
“The ultimate goal of this meeting is to begin to identify the consensus
of the group as it relates to the development of a standard for this test
method,” says Valero. According to Valero, the proposed standard will be
designed to measure geogrid aperture resistance to torsion force, similar to
that induced on aggregate by rolling wheel loads.
For further technical information, contact Steve Valero, Tensar Earth
Technologies, Inc., Atlanta, Ga. (phone: 404/250-1290; Committee D35 meets June 15-17, in Reno, Nev. For
membership or meeting details, contact Christine Sierk, ASTM International
(phone: 610/832-9728; Please go to the “continued” link for a full schedule of the D35 Meeting in Reno.