This practice covers a procedure for measuring the dimensional change of a elastomeric joint sealant following an period of compression or tension in a test specimen configuration described in Test Method C719. These sealant materials are typically highly filled rubber materials. The dimensional change of these sealant materials is determined by measurement over a period of time until the sealant is no longer changing.
Dimensional stability and knowledge of the dimensions of a sealant is critical to accurate measurement of its modulus by a test method such as ASTM C1735-11. Many sealants have been observed to dimensionally change after being subjected to a period of compression or tension. It is only after they stop changing dimension that test methods such as ASTM C1735 can be preformed.
Keywordselastomeric sealant, compression set, tension set, recovery,
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