ASTM A1061 / A1061M - 20ae1

    Standard Test Methods for Testing Multi-Wire Steel Prestressing Strand

    Active Standard ASTM A1061 / A1061M | Developed by Subcommittee: A01.05

    Book of Standards Volume: 01.04


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    Significance and Use

    4.1 The breaking strength and elongation of the strand are determined by one or more tensile tests in which fracture of the specimen ideally occurs in the free span.

    4.2 Mechanical properties of the strand will be negatively affected if proper care is not taken to prevent damage such as severe bending, abrasion, or nicking of the strand during sampling.

    4.3 Premature failure of the test specimens may result if there is appreciable notching, cutting, or bending of the specimen by the gripping devices of the testing machine.

    4.4 Errors in testing will result if the wires constituting the strand are not loaded uniformly.

    4.5 The mechanical properties of the strand will be materially affected by excessive heating during test specimen collection or preparation.

    1. Scope

    1.1 These test methods describe procedures for testing the mechanical properties of multi-wire steel prestressing strand.

    1.2 These test methods are intended for use in evaluating specific strand properties prescribed in specifications for multi-wire steel prestressing strand, but they do not quantify acceptance criteria specified in the applicable specification for the strand being tested.

    1.3 The values stated in either inch-pound units or SI units are to be regarded separately as standard. Within the text, the SI units are shown in brackets. The values stated in each system are not necessarily exact equivalents; therefore, to ensure conformance with the standard, each system shall be used independently of the other, and values from the two systems shall not be combined.

    1.4 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, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

    1.5 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.


    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

    A370 Test Methods and Definitions for Mechanical Testing of Steel Products

    E4 Practices for Force Verification of Testing Machines

    E83 Practice for Verification and Classification of Extensometer Systems

    E177 Practice for Use of the Terms Precision and Bias in ASTM Test Methods

    E328 Test Methods for Stress Relaxation for Materials and Structures

    E691 Practice for Conducting an Interlaboratory Study to Determine the Precision of a Test Method


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 77.140.15 (Steels for reinforcement of concrete)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 31152204(Stranded steel wire)


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    DOI: 10.1520/A1061_A1061M-20AE01

    Citation Format

    ASTM A1061 / A1061M-20ae1, Standard Test Methods for Testing Multi-Wire Steel Prestressing Strand, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2020, www.astm.org

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