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ASTM WK75913

Revision of D638-14 Standard Test Method for Tensile Properties of Plastics


Project X10-612 ASTM D638-14 section 8.2 specifies that the lowest speed of testing shall produce a rupture within 0.5 to 5-min testing time. Extremely brittle polymers rupture below this minimum threshold and would be excluded from testing under this standard. As no other standard exists for the tensile testing of non-composite polymers, this revision aims to address this deficiency.


Developed by Subcommittee: D20.10

Committee: D20

Staff Manager: Alyson Fick

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Date Initiated: 02-12-2021

Technical Contact: Matthew Westman

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