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ASTM WK63833

New Guide for In-Plane Biaxial Testing with Cruciform Type Specimens

1. Scope

The proposed standard will serve as a guide for testing and characterization of homogeneous metallic materials using cruciform type specimens subjected to in-plane biaxial loading conditions at isothermal, ambient or elevated temperatures. Test conditions covered by the proposed standard guide will include biaxial deformation and strength (under combined tension/compression), fatigue crack initiation and fatigue crack growth under cyclic, biaxial loading conditions.


biaxial stress ratio; biaxial strain ratio; biaxial fatigue; mixed mode crack growth


The proposed standard is expected to be used by government laboratories, industries, and universities interested in performing inplane biaxial testing on metallic materials.

The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.


Developed by Subcommittee: E08.05

Committee: E08

Staff Manager: Brian Milewski

Work Item Status

Date Initiated: 06-06-2018

Technical Contact: Sreeramesh Kalluri

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