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:
Advanced Apparatus and Techniques
Crack Growth Behavior
Cyclic Deformation and Fatigue Crack Formation
Standards and Terminology
Other standards developed by ASTM committees: