ASTM WK43429

    Revision of D638 - 10 Standard Test Method for Tensile Properties of Plastics

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    Active Standard: D638 - 14

    Developed by Subcommittee: D20.10 | Committee D20 | Contact Staff Manager


    1. Rationale

    In April 2013, a D10.10.01 task group met to discuss determination of tensile stress at break for materials that experience a gradual decrease in load prior to break. This task group decided to open a collaboration area to draft a revision to D638 that improves the definition of tensile break (failure).


    modulus of elasticity; percent elongation; plastics; tensile properties; tensile strength; Engineering criteria/design; Reinforced plastics; Tensile properties/testing--plastics; Unreinforced plastics;
    Citing ASTM Standards
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    Work Item Status

    Date Initiated:

    Technical Contact:
    Jonathan Stiffy

    Draft Under Development