Fatigue Standards and Fracture Standards

    ASTM's fatigue and fracture standards provide the appropriate procedures for carrying out fatigue, fracture, and other related tests on specified materials. These tests are conducted to examine and evaluate the behavior, susceptibility, and extent of resistance of certain materials to sharp-notch tension, tear, axial fatigue, strain-controlled fatigue, surface crack tension, creep crack, and residual strain. In addition to fracture toughness and strain gradient, these standards also present the procedures for determining K-R curves, stress-life and strain-life fatigue data, threshold stress intensity factors, and reference temperatures. These fatigue and fracture standards are useful to manufacturers and other users concerned with such materials in understanding their failure and stability mechanisms.

    List of fatigue standards and fracture standards developed by ASTM:


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    Advanced Apparatus and Techniques

    DesignationTitle
    E467 - 08e1 Standard Practice for Verification of Constant Amplitude Dynamic Forces in an Axial Fatigue Testing System
    E1942 - 98(2010)e1 Standard Guide for Evaluating Data Acquisition Systems Used in Cyclic Fatigue and Fracture Mechanics Testing
    E2208 - 02(2010)e1 Standard Guide for Evaluating Non-Contacting Optical Strain Measurement Systems
    E2443 - 05(2010)e1 Standard Guide for Verifying Computer-Generated Test Results Through The Use Of Standard Data Sets

    Crack Growth Behavior

    DesignationTitle
    E647 - 13a Standard Test Method for Measurement of Fatigue Crack Growth Rates
    E1457 - 13 Standard Test Method for Measurement of Creep Crack Growth Times and Rates in Metals
    E1681 - 03(2013) Standard Test Method for Determining Threshold Stress Intensity Factor for Environment-Assisted Cracking of Metallic Materials
    E2760 - 10e2 Standard Test Method for Creep-Fatigue Crack Growth Testing

    Cyclic Deformation and Fatigue Crack Formation

    DesignationTitle
    E466 - 07 Standard Practice for Conducting Force Controlled Constant Amplitude Axial Fatigue Tests of Metallic Materials
    E468 - 11 Standard Practice for Presentation of Constant Amplitude Fatigue Test Results for Metallic Materials
    E606 / E606M - 12 Standard Test Method for Strain-Controlled Fatigue Testing
    E1922 - 04(2010)e1 Standard Test Method for Translaminar Fracture Toughness of Laminated and Pultruded Polymer Matrix Composite Materials
    E2207 - 08(2013)e1 Standard Practice for Strain-Controlled Axial-Torsional Fatigue Testing with Thin-Walled Tubular Specimens
    E2244 - 11e1 Standard Test Method for In-Plane Length Measurements of Thin, Reflecting Films Using an Optical Interferometer
    E2245 - 11e1 Standard Test Method for Residual Strain Measurements of Thin, Reflecting Films Using an Optical Interferometer
    E2246 - 11e1 Standard Test Method for Strain Gradient Measurements of Thin, Reflecting Films Using an Optical Interferometer
    E2368 - 10 Standard Practice for Strain Controlled Thermomechanical Fatigue Testing
    E2714 - 13 Standard Test Method for Creep-Fatigue Testing
    E2789 - 10 Standard Guide for Fretting Fatigue Testing

    Fracture Mechanics

    DesignationTitle
    E399 - 12e3 Standard Test Method for Linear-Elastic Plane-Strain Fracture Toughness KIc of Metallic Materials
    E561 - 10e2 Standard Test Method for K-R Curve Determination
    E740 / E740M - 03(2010)e2 Standard Practice for Fracture Testing with Surface-Crack Tension Specimens
    E1221 - 12a Standard Test Method for Determining Plane-Strain Crack-Arrest Fracture Toughness, KIa, of Ferritic Steels
    E1820 - 13 Standard Test Method for Measurement of Fracture Toughness
    E1921 - 13a Standard Test Method for Determination of Reference Temperature, To, for Ferritic Steels in the Transition Range
    E2472 - 12e1 Standard Test Method for Determination of Resistance to Stable Crack Extension under Low-Constraint Conditions
    E2818 - 11 Standard Practice for Determination of Quasistatic Fracture Toughness of Welds
    E2899 - 13 Standard Test Method for Measurement of Initiation Toughness in Surface Cracks Under Tension and Bending

    Standards and Terminology

    DesignationTitle
    E436 - 03(2008) Standard Test Method for Drop-Weight Tear Tests of Ferritic Steels
    E1304 - 97(2008)e1 Standard Test Method for Plane-Strain (Chevron-Notch) Fracture Toughness of Metallic Materials
    E1823 - 13 Standard Terminology Relating to Fatigue and Fracture Testing
    E2444 - 11e1 Terminology Relating to Measurements Taken on Thin, Reflecting Films

    Structural Applications

    DesignationTitle
    E739 - 10 Standard Practice for Statistical Analysis of Linear or Linearized Stress-Life (S-N) and Strain-Life (ε-N) Fatigue Data
    E1049 - 85(2011)e1 Standard Practices for Cycle Counting in Fatigue Analysis

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