ASTM D3878 - 07(2013)

    Standard Terminology for Composite Materials

    Active Standard ASTM D3878 | Developed by Subcommittee: D30.01

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.03


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    1. Scope

    1.1 These definitions cover generic terms, including terms of commercial importance, that appear in one or more standards on composites containing high-modulus (greater than 20-GPa (3 × 10 6 psi)) fibers.

    1.2 The definitions cover, in most cases, special meanings used in the composites industry. No attempt has been made to include common meanings of the same terms as used outside the composites industry.

    1.3 Definitions included have, in general, been approved as standard.


    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

    D123 Terminology Relating to Textiles


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 01.040.49 (Aircraft and space vehicle engineering (Vocabularies)); 49.025.60 (Textiles)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


    DOI: 10.1520/D3878-07R13

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