ASTM D6588 / D6588M - 11

    Standard Test Method for Fatigue of Tire Cords (Disc Fatigue Test)

    Active Standard ASTM D6588 / D6588M | Developed by Subcommittee: D13.19

    Book of Standards Volume: 07.02


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    ASTM D6588 / D6588M

    Significance and Use

    This test method is not recommended for acceptance testing of commercial shipments in the absence of reliable information on between-laboratory precision.

    If there are differences of practical significance between the reported test results for two laboratories (or more), a comparative test should be performed to determine if there is a statistical bias between them, using competent statistical assistance. As a minimum, test samples should be used that are as homogeneous as possible, that are drawn from a material from which the disparate test results were obtained, and that are randomly assigned in equal numbers to each laboratory for testing. Other fabrics with established test values may be used for this purpose. The test results from the two laboratories should be compared using a statistical test for unpaired data, at a probability level chosen prior to the testing series. If a bias is found, either its cause must be found and corrected, or future test results must be adjusted in consideration of the known bias.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the determination of fatigue of tire cords in rubber due to compression or extension, or both, using a disc fatigue tester. The fatigue is measured as a loss in strength.

    1.2 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.

    1.3 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 to 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

    D76 Specification for Tensile Testing Machines for Textiles

    D123 Terminology Relating to Textiles

    D885 Test Methods for Tire Cords, Tire Cord Fabrics, and Industrial Filament Yarns Made from Manufactured Organic-Base Fibers

    D1776 Practice for Conditioning and Testing Textiles

    D6477 Terminology Relating to Tire Cord, Bead Wire, Hose Reinforcing Wire, and Fabrics

    D7269 Test Methods for Tensile Testing of Aramid Yarns


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 83.160.01 (Tyres in general)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 25172507(Tire cord); 41114608(Fatigue testers)


    DOI: 10.1520/D6588_D6588M-11

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