ASTM E466 - 07

    Standard Practice for Conducting Force Controlled Constant Amplitude Axial Fatigue Tests of Metallic Materials

    Active Standard ASTM E466 | Developed by Subcommittee: E08.05

    Book of Standards Volume: 03.01


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    ASTM E466

    1. Scope

    1.1 This practice covers the procedure for the performance of axial force controlled fatigue tests to obtain the fatigue strength of metallic materials in the fatigue regime where the strains are predominately elastic, both upon initial loading and throughout the test. This practice is limited to the fatigue testing of axial unnotched and notched specimens subjected to a constant amplitude, periodic forcing function in air at room temperature. This practice is not intended for application in axial fatigue tests of components or parts.

    Note 1-The following documents, although not directly referenced in the text, are considered important enough to be listed in this practice:

    E 739 Practice for Statistical Analysis of Linear or Linearized Stress-Life (S-N) and Strain-Life (-N) Fatigue Data

    STP 566 Handbook of Fatigue Testing

    STP 588 Manual on Statistical Planning and Analysis for Fatigue Experiments

    STP 731 Tables for Estimating Median Fatigue Limits


    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

    E3 Guide for Preparation of Metallographic Specimens

    E467 Practice for Verification of Constant Amplitude Dynamic Forces in an Axial Fatigue Testing System

    E468 Practice for Presentation of Constant Amplitude Fatigue Test Results for Metallic Materials

    E606 Practice for Strain-Controlled Fatigue Testing

    E739 Practice for Statistical Analysis of Linear or Linearized Stress-Life (S-N) and Strain-Life (-N) Fatigue Data

    E1012 Practice for Verification of Testing Frame and Specimen Alignment Under Tensile and Compressive Axial Force Application

    E1823 Terminology Relating to Fatigue and Fracture Testing


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 77.040.10 (Mechanical testing of metals)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 41114608(Fatigue testers)


    DOI: 10.1520/E0466-07

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