ASTM WK40628

    New Practice for Standard Practice for reporting Climate data for Weathering

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    Developed by Subcommittee: G03.08 | Committee G03 | Contact Staff Manager


    1. Scope

    A standardized approach for quantitatively describing the climatic stresses for a location is needed in order to evaluate the role and importance the various weathering stresses (solar radiation, temperature, moisture, etc) play in the degradation and service life of materials exposed to natural weathering. This Practice provides protocols specific to weathering for quantitatively describing the environmental parameters of a climate and makes recommendations for using the climate data compare weathering stresses between locations and for use in service life calculations.

    This Practice will be used by the weathering and durability community for the analysis fo degradation observed under the range of conditions encountered in teh natural environment. It will also be used for the service life prediction modeling.


    service life prediction, durability

    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:

    Technical Contact:
    David Burns

    Draft Under Development