ASTM's fatigue and fracture standards provide the appropriate procedures for carrying out fatigue, fracture, and other related tests on specified materials. These tests are conducted to examine and evaluate the behavior, susceptibility, and extent of resistance of certain materials to sharp-notch tension, tear, axial fatigue, strain-controlled fatigue, surface crack tension, creep crack, and residual strain. In addition to fracture toughness and strain gradient, these standards also present the procedures for determining K-R curves, stress-life and strain-life fatigue data, threshold stress intensity factors, and reference temperatures. These fatigue and fracture standards are useful to manufacturers and other users concerned with such materials in understanding their failure and stability mechanisms.

Fatigue Standards and Fracture Standards

ASTM's fatigue and fracture standards provide the appropriate procedures for carrying out fatigue, fracture, and other related tests on specified materials. These tests are conducted to examine and evaluate the behavior, susceptibility, and extent of resistance of certain materials to sharp-notch tension, tear, axial fatigue, strain-controlled fatigue, surface crack tension, creep crack, and residual strain. In addition to fracture toughness and strain gradient, these standards also present the procedures for determining K-R curves, stress-life and strain-life fatigue data, threshold stress intensity factors, and reference temperatures. These fatigue and fracture standards are useful to manufacturers and other users concerned with such materials in understanding their failure and stability mechanisms.

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Advanced Apparatus and Techniques

E467-21 Standard Practice for Verification of Constant Amplitude Dynamic Forces in an Axial Fatigue Testing System

E2208-02(2018)e1 Standard Guide for Evaluating Non-Contacting Optical Strain Measurement Systems

E2443-05(2018)e1 Standard Guide for Verifying Computer-Generated Test Results Through The Use Of Standard Data Sets

E3076-18 Standard Practice for Determination of the Slope in the Linear Region of a Test Record

E1942-98(2018)e1 Standard Guide for Evaluating Data Acquisition Systems Used in Cyclic Fatigue and Fracture Mechanics Testing

Crack Growth Behavior

E647-15e1 Standard Test Method for Measurement of Fatigue Crack Growth Rates

E1457-19e1 Standard Test Method for Measurement of Creep Crack Growth Times in Metals

E2760-19e1 Standard Test Method for Creep-Fatigue Crack Growth Testing

E1681-03(2020) Standard Test Method for Determining Threshold Stress Intensity Factor for Environment-Assisted Cracking of Metallic Materials

Cyclic Deformation and Fatigue Crack Formation

E2207-15(2021) Standard Practice for Strain-Controlled Axial-Torsional Fatigue Testing with Thin-Walled Tubular Specimens

E606/E606M-21 Standard Test Method for Strain-Controlled Fatigue Testing

E466-21 Standard Practice for Conducting Force Controlled Constant Amplitude Axial Fatigue Tests of Metallic Materials

E468-18 Standard Practice for Presentation of Constant Amplitude Fatigue Test Results for Metallic Materials

E3097-17 Standard Test Method for Mechanical Uniaxial Constant Force Thermal Cycling of Shape Memory Alloys

E3098-17 Standard Test Method for Mechanical Uniaxial Pre-strain and Thermal Free Recovery of Shape Memory Alloys

E2245-11(2018) Standard Test Method for Residual Strain Measurements of Thin, Reflecting Films Using an Optical Interferometer

E2244-11(2018) Standard Test Method for In-Plane Length Measurements of Thin, Reflecting Films Using an Optical Interferometer

E2246-11(2018) Standard Test Method for Strain Gradient Measurements of Thin, Reflecting Films Using an Optical Interferometer

E2368-10(2017) Standard Practice for Strain Controlled Thermomechanical Fatigue Testing

E2714-13(2020) Standard Test Method for Creep-Fatigue Testing

E2789-10(2021) Standard Guide for Fretting Fatigue Testing

E2948-22 Standard Test Method for Conducting Rotating Bending Fatigue Tests of Solid Round Fine Wire

Fracture Mechanics

E3039-20 Standard Test Method for Determination of Crack-Tip-Opening Angle of Ferritic Steels Using DWTT-Type Specimens

E740/E740M-03(2016) Standard Practice for Fracture Testing with Surface-Crack Tension Specimens

E1304-97(2020) Standard Test Method for Plane-Strain (Chevron-Notch) Fracture Toughness of Metallic Materials

E1290-08e1 Standard Test Method for Crack-Tip Opening Displacement (CTOD) Fracture Toughness Measurement (Withdrawn 2013)

E2818-11(2019) Standard Practice for Determination of Quasistatic Fracture Toughness of Welds

E1221-12A(2018)e1 Standard Test Method for Determining Plane-Strain Crack-Arrest Fracture Toughness, KIa, of Ferritic Steels

E2472-12(2018)e1 Standard Test Method for Determination of Resistance to Stable Crack Extension under Low-Constraint Conditions

E2899-19e1 Standard Test Method for Measurement of Initiation Toughness in Surface Cracks Under Tension and Bending

E602-03 Standard Test Method for Sharp-Notch Tension Testing with Cylindrical Specimens (Withdrawn 2010)

E338-03 Standard Test Method of Sharp-Notch Tension Testing of High-Strength Sheet Materials (Withdrawn 2010)

E1820-21 Standard Test Method for Measurement of Fracture Toughness

E561-22 Standard Test Method for KR Curve Determination

E399-22 Standard Test Method for Linear-Elastic Plane-Strain Fracture Toughness of Metallic Materials

E1921-22 Standard Test Method for Determination of Reference Temperature, T0, for Ferritic Steels in the Transition Range

Structural Applications

E739-10(2015) Standard Practice for Statistical Analysis of Linear or Linearized Stress-Life (S-N) and Strain-Life (ε-N) Fatigue Data

E1049-85(2017) Standard Practices for Cycle Counting in Fatigue Analysis

Structural Test Methods

D7136/D7136M-20 Standard Test Method for Measuring the Damage Resistance of a Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Matrix Composite to a Drop-Weight Impact Event

D8387/D8387M-21 Standard Test Method for High Bypass – Low Bearing Interaction Response of Polymer Matrix Composite Laminates

D7248/D7248M-21 Standard Test Method for High Bearing - Low Bypass Interaction Response of Polymer Matrix Composite Laminates Using 2-Fastener Specimens

D8131/D8131M-17e1 Standard Practice for Tensile Properties of Tapered and Stepped Joints of Polymer Matrix Composite Laminates

D8066/D8066M-17 Standard Practice Unnotched Compression Testing of Polymer Matrix Composite Laminates

D5961/D5961M-17 Standard Test Method for Bearing Response of Polymer Matrix Composite Laminates

D6264/D6264M-17 Standard Test Method for Measuring the Damage Resistance of a Fiber-Reinforced Polymer-Matrix Composite to a Concentrated Quasi-Static Indentation Force

D7137/D7137M-17 Standard Test Method for Compressive Residual Strength Properties of Damaged Polymer Matrix Composite Plates

D5766/D5766M-11(2018) Standard Test Method for Open-Hole Tensile Strength of Polymer Matrix Composite Laminates

D6742/D6742M-17 Standard Practice for Filled-Hole Tension and Compression Testing of Polymer Matrix Composite Laminates

D8101/D8101M-18 Standard Test Method for Measuring the Penetration Resistance of Composite Materials to Impact by a Blunt Projectile

D6873/D6873M-19 Standard Practice for Bearing Fatigue Response of Polymer Matrix Composite Laminates

D7615/D7615M-19 Standard Practice for Open-Hole Fatigue Response of Polymer Matrix Composite Laminates

D6484/D6484M-20 Standard Test Method for Open-Hole Compressive Strength of Polymer Matrix Composite Laminates

D7332/D7332M-22 Standard Test Method for Measuring the Fastener Pull-Through Resistance of a Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Matrix Composite

E1922/E1922M-22 Standard Test Method for Translaminar Fracture Toughness of Laminated and Pultruded Polymer Matrix Composite Materials

Terminology

E1823-21 Standard Terminology Relating to Fatigue and Fracture Testing

E812-91(1997) Standard Test Method for Crack Strength of Slow-Bend Precracked Charpy Specimens of High-Strength Metallic Materials (Withdrawn 2005)

E1761-95(1999) Standard Guide for Recommended Formats for Data Records Used in Computerization of Fatigue and Fracture Data of Metals (Withdrawn 2008)

E2444-11(2018) Standard Terminology Relating to Measurements Taken on Thin, Reflecting Films