ASTM WK39874

    Revision of E8 / E8M - 11 Standard Test Methods for Tension Testing of Metallic Materials

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    Active Standard: E8 / E8M - 13a

    Developed by Subcommittee: E28.04 | Committee E28 | Contact Staff Manager


    1. Rationale

    Address five issues related to test specimens: (1) resolve conflicting definitions of the term reduced section, (2) clarify requirements for pin-loaded specimens (Figure 7), (3) clarify requirements drawings of suitable ends for round specimens (Figure 9) , (4) determine circumstances in which the sub-size flat tensile specimen of Figure 1 may be used (5) improve the visual clarity of specimen schematic drawings: Figure 1, 7, 8, 9, 13, 15, 17, 18, 19, 20


    accuracy; bending stress; discontinuous yielding; drop-of-the-beam; eccentric force application; elastic extension; elongation; extension-under-load; extensometer; force; free-running crosshead speed; gage length; halt-of-the force; percent elongation; plastic extension; preload; rate of stressing; rate of straining; reduced section; reduction of area; sensitivity; strain; stress; taring; tensile strength; tension testing; yield point elongation; yield strength; Structural steel (SS); Structural steel (SS) plate; Taring; Tensile properties/testing--metallic materials; Yield strength and yield point; Alloy steel plate; Area reduction; Bending stress; Carbon steel; Carbon steel plate; Carbon steel wire; Castings; Cast iron (testing); Copper alloy castings--specifications; Discontinuous yielding; Drop-of-the-beam; Ductility--metals/alloys; Eccentric force application; Elastic extension; Elongation--metallic materials; Extension-under-load; Extensometers; Free-running crosshead speed; Halt-of-the-force; Iron; Metal electrical conductors; Percent elongation; Plastic extension; Plate materials (general); Quality control (QC)--metals; Rate of stressing/straining; Round specimens; Sheet materials (general); Sheet metal; Steel; Steel pipe; Steel sheet/strip; Steel tube; Steel wire rod; Strength; Stress--metallic materials;
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    Work Item Status

    Date Initiated:

    Technical Contact:
    William Luecke


    E28.04 (15-01)

    Negative Votes Need Resolution


    E28 (15-01)

    Ballot Item Approved as E8/E8M-2015A and Pending Publication