ASTM D8069 - 17a

    Standard Test Method for Determining Flexural Modulus of Full Section Pultruded Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Composite Members with Doubly Symmetric Cross Sections under Bending

    Active Standard ASTM D8069 | Developed by Subcommittee: D20.18

    Book of Standards Volume: 08.03


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    Significance and Use

    5.1 Determination of flexural modulus by this test method is especially useful for quality control and specification purposes.

    5.2 Experimental values for flexural modulus will vary with specimen depth, span length, loading rate, ambient test temperature, and other atmospheric conditions.

    5.3 Before proceeding with this test method, reference should be made to the specification of the material being tested, including constituent materials of the specimen. Any test specimen preparation, environmental or loading conditioning, dimensions, or testing parameters covered in the material specification, or both, shall take precedence over those mentioned in this test method. If there are no material specifications, then these default conditions apply. Table 1 in Classification D4000 lists the ASTM materials standards that currently exist.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the determination of Flexural Modulus of pultruded open and closed fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) composites of doubly symmetrical cross sections (sections having geometric symmetry about both the major and minor axes) about their geometric centroid subjected to flexure and shear. This test method utilizes a three-point loading system applied to a simply supported beam.

    1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values provided in parentheses are 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, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

    Note 1: The is no known ISO equivalent to this standard.

    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

    D790 Test Methods for Flexural Properties of Unreinforced and Reinforced Plastics and Electrical Insulating Materials

    D883 Terminology Relating to Plastics

    D3878 Terminology for Composite Materials

    D4000 Classification System for Specifying Plastic Materials

    D4762 Guide for Testing Polymer Matrix Composite Materials

    E4 Practices for Force Verification of Testing Machines

    E6 Terminology Relating to Methods of Mechanical Testing

    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

    E1309 Guide for Identification of Fiber-Reinforced Polymer-Matrix Composite Materials in Databases

    E1434 Guide for Recording Mechanical Test Data of Fiber-Reinforced Composite Materials in Databases

    E2309/E2309M Practices for Verification of Displacement Measuring Systems and Devices Used in Material Testing Machines


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 83.120 (Reinforced plastics)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


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    DOI: 10.1520/D8069-17A

    Citation Format

    ASTM D8069-17a, Standard Test Method for Determining Flexural Modulus of Full Section Pultruded Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Composite Members with Doubly Symmetric Cross Sections under Bending, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2017, www.astm.org

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