ASTM B565 - 04(2010)

    Standard Test Method for Shear Testing of Aluminum and Aluminum-Alloy Rivets and Cold-Heading Wire and Rods

    Active Standard ASTM B565 | Developed by Subcommittee: B07.05

    Book of Standards Volume: 02.02


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    Significance and Use

    This test method is intended solely for the shear testing of rivets and cold-heading wire and rod, and is not generally recommended for the determination of the shear strength of other products. For rivets, this method is limited to rivets having a shank length equal to or greater than 2d.

    Note 2—The results of shear tests of specimens machined from products other than wire, rod, and rivets may be greatly dependent upon the orientation of the specimen within the original test material, and the direction in which the force is applied relative to the grain flow in the specimen. It is recommended that shear strengths of other products be determined by Test Method B769 for products greater than 0.250 in. (6.4 mm) and Test Method B831 for products less than 0.250 in. (6.4 mm). Shear strengths developed by this test method have been shown to vary from those developed by other methods. If Test Method B565 is used for shear testing of other products, variables such as those described in Test Method B769 should be identified and controlled.

    The results of shear tests are dependent upon the relative and absolute lengths of specimen which are sheared out, and those which are supported. The results of tests made in accordance with this method should not be directly compared with those determined in other types of tests in which the methods of loading and supporting the specimen are different.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the double shear testing of aluminum and aluminum alloy rivets with round, solid shanks and cold-heading wire and rod.

    Note 1—Exceptions to this test method may be necessary in individual specifications or methods for tests for a particular material.

    1.2 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.

    1.3 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.


    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

    B316/B316M Specification for Aluminum and Aluminum-Alloy Rivet and Cold-Heading Wire and Rods

    B769 Test Method for Shear Testing of Aluminum Alloys

    B831 Test Method for Shear Testing of Thin Aluminum Alloy Products

    E4 Practices for Force Verification of Testing Machines

    E6 Terminology Relating to Methods of Mechanical Testing


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 77.150.30 (Copper products)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 31152305(Aluminum or aluminum alloy wire); 60124403(Aluminum wire)


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/B0565-04R10

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    Citation Format

    ASTM B565-04(2010), Standard Test Method for Shear Testing of Aluminum and Aluminum-Alloy Rivets and Cold-Heading Wire and Rods, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2010, www.astm.org

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