Work Item
ASTM WK83979

New Guide for Corrosion Fatigue Evaluation of Absorbable Metals

1. Scope

This standard outlines an appropriate experimental approach for evaluating the effects of
physiologically relevant constant- or cyclic loads (e.g. stresses, strains) on the performance characteristics
of an absorbable metal device or test specimen.


absorbable; fatigue; corrosion; metal; degrade; resorb


This work item is actually a renewal of an expired work item (WK61103). Corrosion fatigue is a key behavior to understand when designing absorbable metal implants, and this document will provide guidance on best practices.

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


Developed by Subcommittee: F04.15

Committee: F04

Staff Manager: Kathleen Chalfin

Work Item Status

Date Initiated: 10-28-2022

Technical Contact: Adam Griebel

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