TC-B Webinar - Successfully Specifying, Performing, and Interpreting Interface Shear Tests - Time Zone 1
Interface shear testing is a critical performance test used to evaluate the suitability of materials (both geosynthetics and soils) proposed for use in containment structures. This testing may be performed during several stages of a project – from design through construction – all aimed at ensuring the materials will meet the minimum design requirements. The results of these tests depend greatly upon many factors – materials being used, preparation of the materials being used, test parameters specified, equipment being used to perform the test, and the person(s) performing the interpretation of the test. For this reason, it is imperative to have robust standards to guide specifiers, testing agencies, and engineers interpreting the data from the testing. This presentation will provide an overview for designers, specifiers, testing agencies, and engineers of how to successfully execute interface shear tests utilizing existing ASTM International standards with an emphasis on communication between all parties involved.
Gary T. Torosian
Chairman, ASTM Committee D35 on Geosynthetics
Executive Vice President, Geocomp/Geotesting