ASTM C1256 - 93(2019)

    Standard Practice for Interpreting Glass Fracture Surface Features

    Active Standard ASTM C1256 | Developed by Subcommittee: C14.04

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.02

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    Significance and Use

    5.1 Fractography is often used to help identify the events that have resulted in the fracture of a glass object. This practice defines the appearance of various fracture surface features, as well as their method of formation. Thus, there can be a common understanding of their relationship to the fracture process as well as a common terminology.

    1. Scope

    1.1 Fracture features on the surface of a crack reflect the nature and course of the fracture event associated with the breakage of a glass object. This practice is a guide to the identification and interpretation of these fracture surface features.

    1.2 The practice describes the various fracture surface features as to their appearance, the process of formation and their significance.

    1.3 The practice does not provide the procedural information necessary for a complete fractographic analysis. Such information is available in the general literature. (See Glossary for suggested literature).

    1.4 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

    C162 Terminology of Glass and Glass Products

    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 81.040.20 (Glass in building)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 30170000(Doors and windows and glass)

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    DOI: 10.1520/C1256-93R19

    Citation Format

    ASTM C1256-93(2019), Standard Practice for Interpreting Glass Fracture Surface Features, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2019,

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