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1.1 This specification covers requirements for the performance characteristics including conventional mechanical tests, simulated service tests and testing equipment for determining the characteristics of homogeneous tool-resisting steel bars and does not preclude the possibility of severing or penetrating this material by cutting means other than those described herein. This material can be severed with tungsten/carbide coated or tipped saws.
1.2 Three tests, describing minimum performance characteristics required for bars of different diameters covered by this specification are: (1) drop-weight test, (2) cutting test, and (3) deflection test.
1.3 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
A629 Specification for Tool-Resisting Steel Flat Bars and Shapes for Security Applications
C39/C39M Test Method for Compressive Strength of Cylindrical Concrete Specimens
E4 Practices for Force Verification of Testing Machines
E18 Test Methods for Rockwell Hardness of Metallic Materials
E329 Specification for Agencies Engaged in Construction Inspection, Testing, or Special Inspection
ICS Number Code 77.140.60 (Steel bars and rods)