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ASTM WK75434

Revision of D7891-15 Standard Test Method for Shear Testing of Powders Using the Freeman Technology FT4 Powder Rheometer Shear Cell


Revision reflects persuasive amendments submitted as Negatives and Comments from sub-committee ballot D18 20-02. 1. Scope 1.1 This method covers the apparatus and procedures for measuring the incipient failure properties of a powder as a function of the normal stress for a given level of consolidation. The method also allows the further determination of the unconfined yield strength, internal friction angles, cohesion, flow function, major principal stress and wall friction angle (with the appropriate wall coupon fitted to the correct accessory). 1.2 The parameters generated during this test are most commonly used to assist with the design of storage hoppers and bins using industry standard calculations and procedures. They can also provide relative classification or comparison of the flow behavior of different powders or different batches of the same powder if similar stress and shear regimes are encountered within the processing equipment.


Developed by Subcommittee: D18.24

Committee: D18

Staff Manager: Katerina Koperna

Work Item Status

Date Initiated: 01-11-2021

Technical Contact: Ben Freireich

Item: 026

Ballot: D18 (21-02)

Status: Will Reballot Item

Item: 015

Ballot: D18 (21-05)

Status: Will Reballot Item

Item: 014

Ballot: D18 (22-01)

Status: Negative Votes Need Resolution