ASTM E6 - 09be1

    Standard Terminology Relating to Methods of Mechanical Testing

    Active Standard ASTM E6 | Developed by Subcommittee: E28.91

    Book of Standards Volume: 03.01


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This terminology covers the principal terms relating to methods of mechanical testing of solids. The general definitions are restricted and interpreted, when necessary, to make them particularly applicable and practicable for use in standards requiring or relating to mechanical tests. These definitions are published to encourage uniformity of terminology in product specifications.

    1.2 Terms relating to fatigue and fracture testing are defined in Terminology E1823.


    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

    E8/E8M Test Methods for Tension Testing of Metallic Materials

    E796 Test Method for Ductility Testing of Metallic Foil

    E1823 Terminology Relating to Fatigue and Fracture Testing

    ISO Standard

    ISO/IECGuide99:2007 International Vocabulary of metrology--Basic and general concepts and terms (VIM)


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 01.040.19 (Testing (Vocabularies)); 19.060 (Mechanical testing)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


    DOI: 10.1520/E0006-09BE01

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