Work Item
ASTM WK80258

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


Delete the term, “initial strain,” which is attributed to subcommittee E28.04, from E6.
The phrase “initial strain” is not defined in any E28 standard.
The phrase “initial strain” appears six times in E328-21, but is not defined in the standard. Even though the definition mentions creep, the term does not appear in E139.
It first appeared in E6 sometime between 1966 and 1989.


Developed by Subcommittee: E28.91

Committee: E28

Staff Manager: Ashley Wiand

Work Item Status

Date Initiated: 12-15-2021

Technical Contact: William Luecke

Item: 011

Ballot: E28 (22-02)

Status: Will Reballot Item