ASTM D8054 / D8054M - 16

    Standard Test Methods for Tensile Testing of Para-Aramid Flat Yarns

    Active Standard ASTM D8054 / D8054M | Developed by Subcommittee: D13.19

    Book of Standards Volume: 07.02


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    Significance and Use

    5.1 For application areas such as optical fiber and cable reinforcements, aramid is usually used in a linear – not twisted – form. For designing constructions like this, it is essential to use data based on a specimen without twist applied.

    5.1.1 The modulus and FASE of twisted yarns demonstrate reduced values when compared to p-aramid flat yarns.

    5.1.2 Use Test Method D7269 for testing of twisted p-aramid yarns.

    5.2 The levels of tensile properties obtained when testing aramid yarns are dependent on the age and history of the specimen and on the specific conditions used during the test. Among these conditions are rate of stretching, type of clamps, gauge length of specimen, temperature and humidity of the atmosphere, rate of airflow across the specimen, and temperature and moisture content of the specimen. Testing conditions accordingly are specified precisely to obtain reproducible test results on a specific sample.

    5.3 The FASE is used to describe the absolute resistance of the p-aramid flat yarn to an imposed deformation.

    5.4 The initial modulus of the yarn is the value most commonly used when a specified force is applied to the yarn.

    5.5 Shape, size, and internal construction of the end-product can have appreciable effect on product performance. It is not possible, therefore, to evaluate the performance of end product in terms of the reinforcing material alone.

    5.6 If there are differences of practical significance between reported test results for two laboratories (or more), comparative tests should be performed to determine if there is a statistical bias between them, using competent statistical assistance. As a minimum, test samples should be used that are as homogeneous as possible, that are drawn from the material from which the disparate test results were obtained, and that are randomly assigned in equal numbers to each laboratory for testing. Other materials with established test values may be used for this purpose. The test results from the two laboratories should be compared using a statistical test for unpaired data, at a probability level chosen prior to the testing series. If a bias is found, either its cause must be found and corrected, or future test results must be adjusted in consideration of the known bias.

    1. Scope

    1.1 These test methods cover the tensile testing of para-aramid flat yarns.

    1.1.1 This standard includes procedures used to measure force at specified elongation (FASE) of para-aramid flat yarns.

    1.1.2 This standard includes procedures used to measure linear density of para-aramid flat yarns.

    1.1.3 This standard includes procedures to determine modulus of para-aramid flat yarns.

    1.2 The values stated in either SI units or inch-pound units are to be regarded separately as standard. The values stated in each system may not be exact equivalents; therefore, each system shall be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in non-conformance with the standard.

    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

    D76 Specification for Tensile Testing Machines for Textiles

    D123 Terminology Relating to Textiles

    D1776/D1776M Practice for Conditioning and Testing Textiles

    D1907/D1907M Test Method for Linear Density of Yarn (Yarn Number) by the Skein Method

    D2258 Practice for Sampling Yarn for Testing

    D3800 Test Method for Density of High-Modulus Fibers

    D4848 Terminology Related to Force, Deformation and Related Properties of Textiles

    D6477 Terminology Relating to Tire Cord, Bead Wire, Hose Reinforcing Wire, and Fabrics

    D6587 Test Method for Yarn Number Using Automatic Tester

    D7269 Test Methods for Tensile Testing of Aramid Yarns

    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


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 49.025.60 (Textiles)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 11151514(Polymer aramid fibers)


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    DOI: 10.1520/D8054_D8054M-16

    Citation Format

    ASTM D8054 / D8054M-16, Standard Test Methods for Tensile Testing of Para-Aramid Flat Yarns, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2016, www.astm.org

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