ASTM WK38552

    Work Item: ASTM WK38552 - New Practice for Gasket Compression vs Load

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    1. Scope

    This is a Recommended Practice to measure the compression properties of a gasket material by measuring gasket thickness while it is subjected to an increasing compressive load until a target load is reached in Part A of the test. Additionally, a Part B test may be performed that measures the compression properties of a gasket material by measuring gasket thickness while it is subjected to increasing compressive loads that include a sequence or sequences where the gasket is unloaded followed by a resumption of the compressive load until a target load is reached. The testing parameters for both Part A and Part B; including the gasket material type, gasket dimensions, platen type (RF or FF), the target load and loading rate are to be reported with the results.

    This is a Recommended Practice to measure the compression properties of a gasket material by measuring gasket thickness while it is subjected to an increasing compressive load until a target load is reached. Data that measures compressive load vs. deflection is important to characterize the material properties of gasket materials. Additionally, this data can be used for finite element analysis of gasket materials.


    Keywords

    gasket compression, compression, gasket load, load, stress, strain, stress vs. strain

    The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.

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    Work Item Status

    Date Initiated:
    07-31-2012

    Technical Contact:
    James Lingenfelder

    Status:
    Draft Under Development