This test method covers the procedure for determining the tensile strength of un-insulated stranded electrical conductors by a mass method. The test method is intended for conductors that are one type of wire (non-composite). The wire type being plain, clad, or coated and stranded together to operate mechanically and electrically as a single conductor
Cross sectional area for a stranded conductor can be difficult to determine since diameters measured from the completed conductor can be deformed. The use of a mass method would provide an convenient means to determine tensile strength. The proposed test method would be uses as an inspection or acceptance test of tensile strength of metallic conductors
Tensile Strength, break strength, mass method, metallic conductor
The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.
Citing ASTM Standards
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