ASTM WK44847

    Revision of E290 - 13 Standard Test Methods for Bend Testing of Material for Ductility

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    Active Standard: E290 - 14

    Developed by Subcommittee: E28.02 | Committee E28 | Contact Staff Manager


    1. Rationale

    The most recent wording of 3.6.2 of E290-13 (The surfaces of the supports and plunger shall be harder than the material tested.) has met with the criticism that, in bending, the loads are such that even supports and plungers softer than the test piece will not reach yield and flatten. No flattening has been observed by users who test thin armor plate that is harder than the supports or plunger meeting 3.6.2 of E290-09, i.e., 20 HRC. For them, complying with 3.6.2 of E290-13 would be onerous, unnecessary, and costly.


    bend; crack; ductility; flattened bend; forming limit; fracture; free bend; guided bend; mandrel; pin; plunger; roller ;
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    Work Item Status

    Date Initiated:

    Technical Contact:
    Richard Fields


    E28 (14-01)

    Ballot Item Approved as E290-2014 and Pending Publication