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Significance and Use
This test method is useful in indicating the differences in flexural strength between the various dimension stones. This test method also provides one element in comparing stones of the same type.
1.1 This test method covers the procedure for determining the flexural strength of stone by use of a simple beam using quarter-point loading.
1.2 Stone tests shall be made when pertinent for the situation when the load is perpendicular to the bedding plane and when the load is parallel to the bedding plane.
1.3 As required, the flexural tests shall also be conducted under wet conditions.
1.4 Units—The values stated in either SI units or inch-pound units are to be regarded separately as standard. The values stated in each system may not be exact equivalents; therefore, each system shall be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in non-conformance with the standard.
1.5 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.
C119 Terminology Relating to Dimension Stone
E4 Practices for Force Verification of Testing Machines
ICS Number Code 91.100.15 (Mineral materials and products)
UNSPSC Code 11111600(Stone)
ASTM C880 / C880M-09, Standard Test Method for Flexural Strength of Dimension Stone, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2009, www.astm.orgBack to Top