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    ASTM C481 - 99(2016)

    Standard Test Method for Laboratory Aging of Sandwich Constructions

    Active Standard ASTM C481 | Developed by Subcommittee: D30.09

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.03

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    Significance and Use

    3.1 Most sandwich panels are subjected to various temperature and humidity environments. This laboratory aging test determines the selected panel property degradation under simulated conditions.

    3.2 These test methods provide a standard method of obtaining simulated environmental degradation data for quality control, acceptance specification testing, and research and development; however, these laboratory aging test procedures do not have any correlation with natural weathering conditions.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the determination of the resistance of sandwich panels to severe exposure conditions as measured by the change in selected properties of the material after exposure. The exposure cycle to which the specimen is subjected is an arbitrary test having no correlation with natural weathering conditions.

    1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

    1.2.1 Exception—The inch-pound units are provided for information only.

    1.3 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 and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

    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

    C273 Test Method for Shear Properties of Sandwich Core Materials

    C297/C297M Test Method for Flatwise Tensile Strength of Sandwich Constructions

    C363 Test Method for Node Tensile Strength of Honeycomb Core Materials

    C364 Test Method for Edgewise Compressive Strength of Sandwich Constructions

    C365/C365M Test Method for Flatwise Compressive Properties of Sandwich Cores

    C393 Test Method for Core Shear Properties of Sandwich Constructions by Beam Flexure

    D1781 Test Method for Climbing Drum Peel for Adhesives

    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 83.120 (Reinforced plastics)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code

    Referencing This Standard
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    DOI: 10.1520/C0481-99R16

    Citation Format

    ASTM C481-99(2016), Standard Test Method for Laboratory Aging of Sandwich Constructions, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2016, www.astm.org

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