ASTM B939-05

    Standard Test Method for Radial Crushing Strength, K, of Powder Metallurgy (P/M) Bearings and Structural Materials

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    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the equipment and laboratory procedure for the determination of the radial crushing strength of materials using either a plain powder metallurgy (P/M) bearing or a hollow cylindrical test specimen. This is a destructive test that produces quantitative results.

    1.2 Limitations

    1.2.1 The principle of this procedure is based on the material being tested having minimal ductility. The permanent deflection of the cylinder during the test should not exceed 10 % of the outside diameter.

    1.2.2 The radial crushing strength test results should be used only as a guide if the test specimen has a wall thickness that is greater than one-third of the outside diameter. These test results should then only be used for comparison with data from the test specimens of like materials and similar dimensions.

    1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.

    This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    MPIF Standard

    MPIFStandard55 Determination of Radial Crush Strength (K) of Powder Metallurgy (PM) Test Specimens

    ASTM Standards

    B243 Terminology of Powder Metallurgy

    B438 Specification for Bronze-Base Powder Metallurgy (PM) Bearings (Oil-Impregnated)

    B439 Specification for Iron-Base Powder Metallurgy (PM) Bearings (Oil-Impregnated)

    B925 Practices for Production and Preparation of Powder Metallurgy (PM) Test Specimens

    E456 Terminology Relating to Quality and Statistics

    E691 Practice for Conducting an Interlaboratory Study to Determine the Precision of a Test Method

    IEEE/ASTM Standard

    SI10 American National Standard for Use of the International System of Units (SI): The Modern Metric System


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 77.160 (Powder metallurgy)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


    DOI: 10.1520/B0939-05

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