ASTM WK46283

    Revision of E8 / E8M - 13a 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

    Discussion with committee A01.13 led to the understanding that in Section 7.7 could provide more guidance to the user for dealing with stress-strain curves whose shapes are less than ideal. This revision clarifies the language of 7.7 and adds an appendix (non-mandatory) with some example non-ideal stress-strain curves and guidance on how to draw the line for computing the offset yield strength.


    accuracy; bending stress; discontinuous yielding; drop-of-the-beam; eccentric force application; elastic extension; elongation; extension-under-load; extensometer; force; free-running crosshead speed; gauge 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;
    Citing ASTM Standards
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    Work Item Status

    Date Initiated:

    Technical Contact:
    William Luecke

    Draft Under Development