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ASTM WK84401

New Guide for Design and Analysis of Local Buckling and Crippling Test Specimens

1. Scope

This standard provides guidance for designing local buckling and crippling test specimens to obtain empirical strength data for one-edge-free and no-edge-free cross section configurations using solid laminate composite material construction. This guide also discusses data analysis procedures for these test specimens. Test procedures for local buckling and crippling specimens are covered in Test Method Dxxxx. This standard is intended to be used by persons requesting these test types.


local buckling; crippling; compression test; composite materials; specimen design; columns; stiffeners


Needed to standardize design and analysis of typical compression crippling strength test specimens for composite materials used in aerospace industry.

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


Developed by Subcommittee: D30.05

Committee: D30

Staff Manager: Melissa Marcinowski

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Date Initiated: 12-05-2022

Technical Contact: Stephen Ward

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