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Test Method Title

Standard Test Method for Compressive Properties of Rigid Cellular Plastic **Industry accepted test method for compressive properties of Geofoam is ASTM C165

Reference Number

ASTM D1621

Material

Geofoam

Test Property

compressive strength

Description of Test

Specimens are prepared to the required dimensions using a hot wire saw (4" x 4" x 1" thick). The blocks are dimensioned then placed into a load frame and compressed at a rate of approximately 0.05 inches per minute for each inch of thickness.

Preferred Test Sample Size

4' x 4' x 4' block

Number of Test Specimens

5

Test Specimen Size

6" x 6" x 1" thick (up to 6" thick)

Keywords

insulation, compressive, strength, thermal, block, EPS, modulus of elasticity

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