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    ASTM D7205 / D7205M - 21

    Standard Test Method for Tensile Properties of Fiber Reinforced Polymer Matrix Composite Bars

    Active Standard ASTM D7205 / D7205M | Developed by Subcommittee: D30.10

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.03

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    Significance and Use

    5.1 This test method is designed to produce longitudinal tensile strength and elongation data. From a tension test, a variety of data are acquired that are needed for design purposes. Test factors relevant to the measured tensile response of bars include specimen preparation, specimen conditioning, environment of testing, specimen alignment and gripping, and speed of testing. Properties, in the test direction, that may be obtained from this test method include:

    5.1.1 Maximum tensile force,

    5.1.2 Ultimate tensile strength,

    5.1.3 Ultimate tensile strain,

    5.1.4 Tensile chord modulus of elasticity, and

    5.1.5 Stress-strain curve.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method determines the quasi-static longitudinal tensile strength and elongation properties of fiber reinforced polymer matrix (FRP) composite bars commonly used as tensile elements in reinforced, prestressed, or post-tensioned concrete.

    Note 1: Additional procedures for determining tensile properties of polymer matrix composites may be found in Test Methods D3039/D3039M and D3916.

    1.2 Linear elements used for reinforcing Portland cement concrete are referred to as bars, rebar, rods, or tendons, depending on the specific application. This test method is applicable to all such reinforcements within the limitations noted in the method. The test articles are referred to as bars in this test method. In general, bars have solid cross-sections and a regular pattern of surface undulations or a coating of bonded particles, or both, that promote mechanical interlock between the bar and concrete. The test method is also appropriate for use with linear segments cut from a grid. Specific details for preparing and testing of bars and grids are provided. In some cases, anchors may be necessary to prevent grip-induced damage to the ends of the bar or grid. Suggestions for a grouted type of anchor are provided in Appendix X1.

    1.3 The strength values provided by this method are short-term static strengths that do not account for sustained static or fatigue loading. Additional material characterization may be required, especially for bars that are to be used under high levels of sustained or repeated loading.

    1.4 Units—The values stated in either SI units or inch-pound units are to be regarded separately as standard. 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.

    1.4.1 Within the text, the inch-pound units are shown in brackets.

    1.5 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.

    1.6 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

    D792 Test Methods for Density and Specific Gravity (Relative Density) of Plastics by Displacement

    D883 Terminology Relating to Plastics

    D3039/D3039M Test Method for Tensile Properties of Polymer Matrix Composite Materials

    D3878 Terminology for Composite Materials

    D3916 Test Method for Tensile Properties of Pultruded Glass-Fiber-Reinforced Plastic Rod

    D5229/D5229M Test Method for Moisture Absorption Properties and Equilibrium Conditioning of Polymer Matrix Composite Materials

    D7957/D7957M Specification for Solid Round Glass Fiber Reinforced Polymer Bars for Concrete Reinforcement

    E4 Practices for Force Verification of Testing Machines

    E6 Terminology Relating to Methods of Mechanical Testing

    E83 Practice for Verification and Classification of Extensometer Systems

    E122 Practice for Calculating Sample Size to Estimate, With Specified Precision, the Average for a Characteristic of a Lot or Process

    E456 Terminology Relating to Quality and Statistics

    E1012 Practice for Verification of Testing Frame and Specimen Alignment Under Tensile and Compressive Axial Force Application

    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 91.100.40 (Products in fibre-reinforced cement)

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    DOI: 10.1520/D7205_D7205M-21

    Citation Format

    ASTM D7205 / D7205M-21, Standard Test Method for Tensile Properties of Fiber Reinforced Polymer Matrix Composite Bars, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2021, www.astm.org

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