HomeAbout UsContact UsNews/EventsCareersResourcesMedia linkedintwitter facebook youtube

Lab Services: Rock testing

Back to Results

Test Method Title

Standard Test Method for Slake Durability of Shales and Similar Weak Rocks

Reference Number

ASTM D4644

Material

Rock

Test Property

Slake durability index

Description of Test

This test measures the durability of weak rocks in the service environment. This test method covers the determination of the slake durability index of a shale or other similar rock after two drying and wetting cycles with abrasion.

Preferred Test Sample Size

1 gallon plastic bag

Number of Test Specimens

1

Test Specimen Size

10 equidimensional shale fragments weighing 40 to 60 grams each.

Keywords

Abrasion resistance, shale, slake durability, weak rocks.

For more information, contact GeoTesting Express:



Atlanta

770.645.6575


Boston

978.635.0424


Chicago

224.676.1371


New York

212.566.6630



info@geotesting.com

Related Information

Request Quote