ASTM D8066/D8066M - 17 - Standard Practice Unnotched Compression Testing of Polymer Matrix Composite Laminates

ASTM D8066/D8066M - 17

Standard Practice Unnotched Compression Testing of Polymer Matrix Composite Laminates

Status : Current   Published : August 2017



1.1 This practice provides instructions for using the Test Method D6484 open hole compression test fixture to determine unnotched compressive strength of multi-directional laminates. The composite material forms are limited to continuous-fiber reinforced polymer matrix composites in which the laminate is both symmetric and balanced with respect to the test direction. The range of acceptable test laminates and thicknesses are described in 8.2.1.

1.2 The values stated in either SI units or inch-pound units are to be regarded separately as standard. The values stated in each system may not be exact equivalents; therefore, each system shall be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in non-conformance with the standard.

1.2.1 Within the text the inch-pound units are shown in brackets.

1.3  This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety, health and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

1.4  This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.

Standard NumberASTM D8066/D8066M - 17
TitleStandard Practice Unnotched Compression Testing of Polymer Matrix Composite Laminates
Publication Date01 August 2017
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)No other standards are normatively referenced
Informative References(Provided for Information)No other standards are informatively referenced
Descriptors Composite materials, Compression testing, Compressive modulus of elasticity, Compressive properties, Compressive strength, Poissons ratio
File Size106 KB

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