ASTM D4762 - 18 - Standard Guide for Testing Polymer Matrix Composite Materials

ASTM D4762 - 18

Standard Guide for Testing Polymer Matrix Composite Materials

Status : Current   Published : June 2018



1.1 This guide summarizes the application of ASTM standard test methods (and other supporting standards) to continuous-fiber reinforced polymer matrix composite materials. The most commonly used or most applicable ASTM standards are included, emphasizing use of standards of Committee D30 on Composite Materials.

1.2 This guide does not cover all possible standards that could apply to polymer matrix composites and restricts discussion to the documented scope. Commonly used but non-standard industry extensions of test method scopes, such as application of static test methods to fatigue testing, are not discussed. A more complete summary of general composite testing standards, including non-ASTM test methods, is included in the Composite Materials Handbook (CMH-17). 2 Additional specific recommendations for testing textile (fabric, braided) composites are contained in Guide D6856.

1.3 This guide does not specify a system of measurement; the systems specified within each of the referenced standards shall apply as appropriate. Note that the referenced standards of ASTM Committee D30 are either SI-only or combined-unit standards with SI units listed first.

1.4  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.

1.5  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 D4762 - 18
TitleStandard Guide for Testing Polymer Matrix Composite Materials
Publication Date01 June 2018
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 reinforcement volume, reinforcement content, reinforcement, prepreg, polymer matrix composites, Poisson's ratio, plate, permeability, penetration resistance, panel, out-of-plane tensile strength, out-of-plane shear strength, out-of-plane compressive strength, open-hole tensile strength, open-hole compressive strength, OHT, OHC, moisture diffusivity, moisture content, modulus of elasticity, mode III, mode II, resin, yarn, winding, void content, V-notched beam strength, tow, thermal expansion coefficient, thermal diffusivity, thermal conductivity, tension, tensile strength, tapered joint, structure, strength, strain energy release rate, stepped joint, specific heat, short-beam strength, shear strength, shear modulus, shear, sandwich construction, resin content, mode I, Bearing strength, bearing-bypass interaction, coefficient of thermal expansion, composite materials, composites, compression, compressive strength, constituent content, crack-growth testing, creep, creep strength, CTE, curved-beam strength, damage, damage resistance, damage tolerance, data recording, data records, delamination, density, drop-weight impact, elastic modulus, mixed mode, matrix content, laminate, lamina, impact strength, impact, hoop-wound, glass transition temperature, gel time, fracture toughness, fracture, flexure, flexural modulus, flatwise tensile strength, filled-hole tensile strength, filled-hole compression strength, filament, fiber volume, fiber, fatigue, fastener pull-through
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