Standard Historical Last Updated: Aug 16, 2017
ASTM D3967-95a(2001)

Standard Test Method for Splitting Tensile Strength of Intact Rock Core Specimens


1.1 This test method covers testing apparatus, specimen preparation, and testing procedures for determining the splitting tensile strength of rock by diametral line compression of a disk.

Note 1—The tensile strength of rock determined by tests other than the straight pull test is designated as the "indirect" tensile strength and, specifically, the value obtained in Section 8 of this test is termed the "splitting" tensile strength.

1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as 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.

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Book of Standards Volume: 04.08
Developed by Subcommittee: D18.12
Pages: 3
DOI: 10.1520/D3967-95AR01
ICS Code: 93.020