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Test Method Title

Standard Test Method for Measuring Mass Per Unit of Geosynthetic Clay Liners

Reference Number

ASTM D5993

Material

Geosynthetic Clay Liner

Test Property

Mass per unit area

Description of Test

The mass per unit area is determined by weighing (oven-dried) specimens of known initial size after drying in an oven over a sufficient time period to remove the moisture from the GCL. The mass per unit area of the clay component of the GCL can be estimated by subtracting the manufacturers reported nominal mass per unit area of the synthetic component(s) from the total GCL mass per unit area.

Preferred Test Sample Size

3' x roll width

Number of Test Specimens

5

Test Specimen Size

4" x 8"

Keywords

mass, area, MPU, clay, GCL

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