ASTM WK71271

    Revision of E399 - 19 Standard Test Method for Linear-Elastic Plane-Strain Fracture Toughness KIc of Metallic Materials

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    Active Standard: E399 - 20a

    Developed by Subcommittee: E08.07 | Committee E08 | Contact Staff Manager



    WK71271


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    Rationale

    Revise E399 Section 10.2.4 and Annex A8 to better reflect modern precracking methods. The reporting requirement in 10.2.4 and the precracking language in Annex A8 paras. A8.4.2 and A8.4.3 assumes a multi-stage load shedding procedure (constant load in each step) while precracking today is often done in one stage under K-control (Constant DK or Decreasing DK).

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    Work Item Status

    Date Initiated:
    01-06-2020

    Technical Contact:
    Gary Bray

    Item:
    003

    Ballot:
    E08 (20-04)

    Status:
    Ballot Item Approved as E399-2020A and Pending Publication

    Item:
    004

    Ballot:
    E08 (20-04)

    Status:
    Ballot Item Approved as E399-2020A and Pending Publication