ASTM B279 - 13

    Standard Test Method for Stiffness of Bare Soft Square and Rectangular Copper and Aluminum Wire for Magnet Wire Fabrication

    Active Standard ASTM B279 | Developed by Subcommittee: B01.02

    Book of Standards Volume: 02.03


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    Significance and Use

    3.1 This test method is designed as an inspection or acceptance test of new bare soft square and rectangular wire intended for subsequent fabrication into magnet wire.

    Note 1Since the applied unit stress and the time of application are constant for all wire sizes, the test enables comparisons of stiffness to be made between wires of the same or different size on the basis of the permanent elongation resulting from the application of a low unit stress.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method, known as the low-stress elongation (LSE) test, covers the procedure for determining the stiffness of bare soft square and rectangular copper and aluminum wire in terms of the permanent elongation resulting from the application of a tensile stress.

    1.2 The SI values for the mass of the specimen are regarded as the standard. For all other properties, the inch-pound values are to be regarded as standard and the SI units may be approximate.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    E4 Practices for Force Verification of Testing Machines


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 29.060.10 (Wires)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 26121509(Magnet wire)


    DOI: 10.1520/B0279

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