Compressive resistance testing of geofoam as specified by ASTM D6817, “Standard Specification for Rigid Cellular Polystyrene Geofoam”.
Determines the compressive resistance of EPS geofoam.
Testing is conducted in accordance with ASTM C165 or D1621.
2 in. (50mm) cubes are required to be submitted. Ten samples are recommended.
Samples are recommended to be selected in accordance with ASTM D7557.
The test rate is 0.2 in. (5mm) per minute which is equivalent to 10% strain per minute.
Compressive resistance at 1%, 5%, and 10%.
Reports are normally available within 2-3 business days after receipt of samples.