ASTM WK40685

    Work Item: ASTM WK40685 - Revision of F606 - 11a Standard Test Methods for Determining the Mechanical Properties of Externally and Internally Threaded Fasteners, Washers, Direct Tension Indicators, and Rivets

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    Active Standard: F606 - 13

    Developed by Subcommittee: F16.01 | Committee F16 | Contact Staff Manager

    1. Rationale

    (1)Added requirement for free running cross head speed and calculation of tensile stress area in section 3.5, similar to section 3.4, as discussed at May, 2013, meeting in Indianapolis (2)Modified sections 3.4.3 and 3.5.1 to adequately clarify the question of the location of fracture during tensile/wedge tensile testing of externally threaded fasteners. Most notably, the previous wording allowed for fracture to occur in the shank for a hardened fastener. The current proposal addresses negatives and comments received on SCLB F16.01 (13-01, and is being submitted for concurrent ballot.


    compression load; hardness; proof load; properties; tensile; testing; yield; Carburizing applications; Decarburization; Fasteners (metal); Gross decarburization; Hydrogen embrittlement (HE); Mechanical analysis/testing; Metallic hardness; Partial decarburization; Proof load; Rivets; Steel fasteners; Steel washers; Tensile properties/testing; Washers/washer assemblies; Wedge tension testing;
    Citing ASTM Standards
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    Work Item Status

    Date Initiated:

    Technical Contact:
    Salim Brahimi


    F16 (13-03)

    Ballot Item Approved as F606-2013 and Pending Publication