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Significance and Use
Tension tests provide information on the strength and ductility of materials under uniaxial tensile stresses.
Tension tests, as described in this test method, also provide information on the superelasticity, as defined in Terminology F 2005
1.1 This test method covers the tension testing of superelastic nickel-titanium (nitinol) materials, specifically the methods of determination of upper plateau strength, lower plateau strength, residual elongation, tensile strength, and elongation.
1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this 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 and 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.
E6 Terminology Relating to Methods of Mechanical Testing
E8 Test Methods for Tension Testing of Metallic Materials
E83 Practice for Verification and Classification of Extensometer Systems
E111 Test Method for Youngs Modulus, Tangent Modulus, and Chord Modulus
E177 Practice for Use of the Terms Precision and Bias in ASTM Test Methods
E691 Practice for Conducting an Interlaboratory Study to Determine the Precision of a Test Method
E1876 Test Method for Dynamic Youngs Modulus, Shear Modulus, and Poissons Ratio by Impulse Excitation of Vibration
F2005 Terminology for Nickel-Titanium Shape Memory Alloys
ICS Number Code 77.120.40 (Nickel, chromium and their alloys)
UNSPSC Code 11101711(Non ferrous alloy)
ASTM F2516-07e2, Standard Test Method for Tension Testing of Nickel-Titanium Superelastic Materials, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2007, www.astm.orgBack to Top