ASTM E468 - 11

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

    Active Standard ASTM E468 | Developed by Subcommittee: E08.05

    Book of Standards Volume: 03.01


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    Significance and Use

    Fatigue test results may be significantly influenced by the properties and history of the parent material, the operations performed during the preparation of the fatigue specimens, and the testing machine and test procedures used during the generation of the data. The presentation of fatigue test results should include citation of basic information on the material, specimens, and testing to increase the utility of the results and to reduce to a minimum the possibility of misinterpretation or improper application of those results.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This practice covers the desirable and minimum information to be communicated between the originator and the user of data derived from constant-force amplitude axial, bending, or torsion fatigue tests of metallic materials tested in air and at room temperature.

    Note 1—Practice E466, although not directly referenced in the text, is considered important enough to be listed in this 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

    E6 Terminology Relating to Methods of Mechanical Testing

    E8/E8M Test Methods for Tension Testing of Metallic Materials

    E466 Practice for Conducting Force Controlled Constant Amplitude Axial Fatigue Tests of Metallic Materials

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

    E1823 Terminology Relating to Fatigue and Fracture Testing

    Special Technical Publications

    STP588 Manual on Statistical Planning and Analysis Manual on Statistical Planning and Analysis, ASTM STP 588, ASTM International, 1975.


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 77.040.10 (Mechanical testing of metals)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 41114608(Fatigue testers)


    DOI: 10.1520/E0468-11

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