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Significance and Use
5.1 The external loading properties of plastic pipe obtained by this test method are used for the following:
5.1.1 To determine the stiffness of the pipe. This is a function of the pipe dimensions and the physical properties of the material of which the pipe is made.
5.1.2 To determine the load-deflection characteristics and pipe stiffness which are used for engineering design (see ).
5.1.3 To compare the characteristics of various plastics in pipe form.
5.1.4 To study the interrelations of dimensions and deflection properties of plastic pipe and conduit.
5.1.5 To measure the deflection and load-resistance at any of several significant events if they occur during the test.
1.1 This test method covers the determination of load-deflection characteristics of plastic pipe under parallel-plate loading.
1.2 This test method covers thermoplastic resin pipe, reinforced thermosetting resin pipe (RTRP), and reinforced polymer mortar pipe (RPMP).
1.3 The characteristics determined by this test method are pipe stiffness, stiffness factor, and load at specific deflections.
1.4 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.
Note 1: While this test method can be used in measuring the pipe stiffness of corrugated plastic pipe or tubing, other profile wall designs, and products produced from polyethylene, PVC or polypropylene, special conditions and procedures are used. These details are included in the product standards, for example, Specifications , , , and others.
1.5 The text of this test method references notes and footnotes that provide explanatory material. These notes and footnotes (excluding those in tables and figures) shall not be considered as requirements of the test method.
1.6 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.
1.7 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.
D695 Test Method for Compressive Properties of Rigid Plastics
D1600 Terminology for Abbreviated Terms Relating to Plastics
D2122 Test Method for Determining Dimensions of Thermoplastic Pipe and Fittings
E177 Practice for Use of the Terms Precision and Bias in ASTM Test Methods
E691 Practice for Conducting an Interlaboratory Study to Determine the Precision of a Test Method
F412 Terminology Relating to Plastic Piping Systems
F667/F667M Specification for 3 through 24 in. Corrugated Polyethylene Pipe and Fittings
F949 Specification for Poly(Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Corrugated Sewer Pipe With a Smooth Interior and Fittings
F2764/F2764M Specification for 6 to 60 in. [150 to 1500 mm] Polypropylene (PP) Corrugated Double and Triple Wall Pipe and Fittings for Non-Pressure Sanitary Sewer Applications
ICS Number Code 23.040.20 (Plastic pipes)
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ASTM D2412-21, Standard Test Method for Determination of External Loading Characteristics of Plastic Pipe by Parallel-Plate Loading, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2021, www.astm.orgBack to Top