ASTM F2516 - 07e2

    Standard Test Method for Tension Testing of Nickel-Titanium Superelastic Materials

    Active Standard ASTM F2516 | Developed by Subcommittee: F04.15

    Book of Standards Volume: 13.02


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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, of the material at the test temperature.

    1. Scope

    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.

    ASTM Standards

    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 Code

    ICS Number Code 77.120.40 (Nickel, chromium and their alloys)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 11101711(Non ferrous alloy)


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/F2516-07E02

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    Citation Format

    ASTM F2516-07e2, Standard Test Method for Tension Testing of Nickel-Titanium Superelastic Materials, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2007, www.astm.org

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