Work Item
ASTM WK80251

Revision of E6-15e4 Standard Terminology Relating to Methods of Mechanical Testing


Delete the term, “fatigue life” which is attributed to subcommittee E28.01, from E6.
The phrase “fatigue life” is not defined in any E28 standard. Although it appears five times in the withdrawn standard E796 (“Standard Test Method for Ductility Testing of Metallic Foil”), it is not defined there. The phrase “fatigue life” appears in sentences in these other E28 standards:
E21-20 (1x),
E1012-19 (2x),
E1319 (1x) where it applies to strain gages, and not specimens, and
E1949 (9x) where all are “strain gage fatigue life.”
The phrase “fatigue life” is defined in the Committee E8 terminology standard.


Developed by Subcommittee: E28.91

Committee: E28

Staff Manager: Ashley Wiand

Work Item Status

Date Initiated: 12-15-2021

Technical Contact: William Luecke

Item: 009

Ballot: E28 (22-02)

Status: Negative Votes Need Resolution