ASTM E1309 - 00(2011)

    Standard Guide for Identification of Fiber-Reinforced Polymer-Matrix Composite Materials in Databases

    Active Standard ASTM E1309 | Developed by Subcommittee: D30.01

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.03


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This guide establishes essential and desirable data elements for fiber-reinforced composite materials for two purposes: to establish the material identification component of data-reporting requirements for test reporting and to provide information for the design of material property databases.

    1.1.1 This guide is the first part of a two-part modular approach. The first part serves to identify the material and the second part serves to describe testing procedures and variables and to record results.

    1.1.2 For mechanical testing, the related document is Guide E 1434. The interaction of this guide with Guide E 1434 is emphasized by the common numbering of data elements. Data Elements A1 through G13 are included in this guide, and numbering of data elements in Guide E 1434 begins with H1 for the next data element block. This guide is most commonly used in combination with a guide for reporting the test procedures and results such as Guide E 1434.

    1.2 These guidelines are specific to fiber-reinforced polymer-matrix composite materials. Composite materials, which also contain particulates or precipitated particles, are also included provided they can be described adequately as a filler in the matrix.

    1.3 The data elements described in this guide are suggested for use in recording data in a computerized database, which is different from contractual reporting of test results. The latter type of information is described in the material specification or shown in business transactions and is subject to agreement between the vendor and the user.

    1.4 This guide defines the information that is considered essential to uniquely describe a composite material. Additional data elements that are considered desirable, but not essential, are also defined. The purpose is to facilitate efficient storage and retrieval of information with a computer and to allow the meaningful comparison of data from different sources.

    1.5 This guide with Guide E 1434 may be referenced by the data reporting section of a test method to provide common data reporting requirements for mechanical tests of high-modulus fiber-reinforced polymer-matrix composite materials. This guide may also be useful for additional tests, for material identification for databases at the property levels or for other uses of material identification of composite materials.

    1.6 From this information and a guide such as Guide E 1434, the database designer should be able to construct the data dictionary preparatory to developing a database schema.

    1.7 Data elements in this guide are relevant to test data, data as obtained in the test laboratory and historically recorded in laboratory notebooks. Property data, data that have been analyzed and reviewed, require a different level of data elements. Data elements for property data are provided in .


    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

    C274 Terminology of Structural Sandwich Constructions

    D790 Test Methods for Flexural Properties of Unreinforced and Reinforced Plastics and Electrical Insulating Materials

    D1600 Terminology for Abbreviated Terms Relating to Plastics

    D3410/D3410M Test Method for Compressive Properties of Polymer Matrix Composite Materials with Unsupported Gage Section by Shear Loading

    D3878 Terminology for Composite Materials

    D5467/D5467M Test Method for Compressive Properties of Unidirectional Polymer Matrix Composite Materials Using a Sandwich Beam

    D6507 Practice for Fiber Reinforcement Orientation Codes for Composite Materials

    E6 Terminology Relating to Methods of Mechanical Testing

    E1013 Terminology Relating to Computerized Systems

    E1308 Guide for Identification of Polymers (Excludes Thermoset Elastomers) in Computerized Material Property Databases

    E1338 Guide for Identification of Metals and Alloys in Computerized Material Property Databases

    E1434 Guide for Recording Mechanical Test Data of Fiber-Reinforced Composite Materials in Databases

    E1443 Terminology Relating to Building and Accessing Material and Chemical Databases

    E1471 Guide for Identification of Fibers, Fillers, and Core Materials in Computerized Material Property Databases

    E1484 Guide for Formatting and Use of Material and Chemical Property Data and Database Quality Indicators

    Other Documents

    ISO8601 Data Elements and Interchange Formats--Information Interchange--Representation of Dates and Times MIL-HDBK-17, Vol. 2, Section 1.6.1, available from Standardization Documents Order Desk, Bldg. 4, Section D, 700 Robbins Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19111-5094, and Terminology


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 35.240.30 (IT applications in information, documentation and publishing)

    UNSPSC Code

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    DOI: 10.1520/E1309-00R11

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