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ASTM D8115-17(2021)

Standard Test Method for Rubber Property—Abrasion Resistance (Multi-Directional Platform Abrader)

Standard Test Method for Rubber Property—Abrasion Resistance (Multi-Directional Platform Abrader) D8115-17R21 ASTM|D8115-17R21|en-US Standard Test Method for Rubber Property—Abrasion Resistance (Multi-Directional Platform Abrader) Standard new BOS Vol. 09.01 Committee D11
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Significance and Use

5.1 Abrasion resistance is a performance factor of paramount importance for many rubber products, such as tires, conveyor belts, power transmission belts, hoses, footwear, and floor covering. A test capable of measuring resistance to abrasion of rubber, including uniformity of wear behavior under abrasive/frictional service conditions is therefore highly desirable.

5.2 This test method may be used to estimate the relative abrasion resistance of different rubbers. Since conditions of abrasive wear in service are complex and vary widely, no direct correlation between this accelerated test and actual performance can be assumed.

5.3 This test method is suitable for comparative testing, quality control, specification compliance testing, referee purposes, and research and development work.


1.1 This test method covers the measurement of abrasion resistance of rubbers (vulcanized thermoset rubbers and thermoplastic elastomers) that are subject to abrasive/frictional wear in actual service. The abrasion resistance is measured by simultaneously moving 4 test pieces across the surface of abrasive sheets in a soft lissajous movement, and is expressed as volume loss in cubic millimeters where a smaller number indicates better abrasion resistance.

1.2 Test results obtained by this test method shall not be assumed to represent the wear behavior of rubber products in actual service.

1.3 Results obtained by this test have shown to be similar to those obtained using Test Method D5963 and ISO 4649.

1.4 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values in parentheses are for information only.

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.

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Book of Standards Volume: 09.01
Developed by Subcommittee: D11.15
Pages: 6
DOI: 10.1520/D8115-17R21
ICS Code: 83.060