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D4762 Standard Guide for Testing Polymer Matrix Composite Materials has been revised to D4762-18

Significance and Use

4.1 This guide is intended to aid in the selection of standards for polymer matrix composite materials. It specifically summarizes the application of standards from ASTM Committee D30 on Composite Materials that apply to continuous-fiber reinforced polymer matrix composite materials. For reference and comparison, many commonly used or applicable ASTM standards from other ASTM Committees are also included.

1. Scope

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.


2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

ASTM Standards

C271/C271M Test Method for Density of Sandwich Core Materials

C272/C272M Test Method for Water Absorption of Core Materials for Sandwich Constructions

C273/C273M Test Method for Shear Properties of Sandwich Core Materials

C297/C297M Test Method for Flatwise Tensile Strength of Sandwich Constructions

C363/C363M Test Method for Node Tensile Strength of Honeycomb Core Materials

C364/C364M Test Method for Edgewise Compressive Strength of Sandwich Constructions

C365/C365M Test Method for Flatwise Compressive Properties of Sandwich Cores

C366/C366M Test Methods for Measurement of Thickness of Sandwich Cores

C393/C393M Test Method for Core Shear Properties of Sandwich Constructions by Beam Flexure

C394/C394M Test Method for Shear Fatigue of Sandwich Core Materials

C480/C480M Test Method for Flexure Creep of Sandwich Constructions

C481 Test Method for Laboratory Aging of Sandwich Constructions

C581 Practice for Determining Chemical Resistance of Thermosetting Resins Used in Glass-Fiber-Reinforced Structures Intended for Liquid Service

C613 Test Method for Constituent Content of Composite Prepreg by Soxhlet Extraction

D256 Test Methods for Determining the Izod Pendulum Impact Resistance of Plastics

D543 Practices for Evaluating the Resistance of Plastics to Chemical Reagents

D570 Test Method for Water Absorption of Plastics

D618 Practice for Conditioning Plastics for Testing

D638 Test Method for Tensile Properties of Plastics

D648 Test Method for Deflection Temperature of Plastics Under Flexural Load in the Edgewise Position

D671 Test Method for Flexural Fatigue of Plastics by Constant-Amplitude-of-Force

D695 Test Method for Compressive Properties of Rigid Plastics

D696 Test Method for Coefficient of Linear Thermal Expansion of Plastics Between 30C and 30C with a Vitreous Silica Dilatometer

D790 Test Methods for Flexural Properties of Unreinforced and Reinforced Plastics and Electrical Insulating Materials

D792 Test Methods for Density and Specific Gravity (Relative Density) of Plastics by Displacement

D953 Test Method for Bearing Strength of Plastics

D1505 Test Method for Density of Plastics by the Density-Gradient Technique

D1822 Test Method for Tensile-Impact Energy to Break Plastics and Electrical Insulating Materials

D2344/D2344M Test Method for Short-Beam Strength of Polymer Matrix Composite Materials and Their Laminates

D2471 Practice for Gel Time and Peak Exothermic Temperature of Reacting Thermosetting Resins

D2583 Test Method for Indentation Hardness of Rigid Plastics by Means of a Barcol Impressor

D2584 Test Method for Ignition Loss of Cured Reinforced Resins

D2734 Test Methods for Void Content of Reinforced Plastics

D2990 Test Methods for Tensile, Compressive, and Flexural Creep and Creep-Rupture of Plastics

D3039/D3039M Test Method for Tensile Properties of Polymer Matrix Composite Materials

D3171 Test Methods for Constituent Content of Composite Materials

D3410/D3410M Test Method for Compressive Properties of Polymer Matrix Composite Materials with Unsupported Gage Section by Shear Loading

D3418 Test Method for Transition Temperatures and Enthalpies of Fusion and Crystallization of Polymers by Differential Scanning Calorimetry

D3479/D3479M Test Method for Tension-Tension Fatigue of Polymer Matrix Composite Materials

D3518/D3518M Test Method for In-Plane Shear Response of Polymer Matrix Composite Materials by Tensile Test of a 45 Laminate

D3529 Test Methods for Constituent Content of Composite Prepreg

D3530 Test Method for Volatiles Content of Composite Material Prepreg

D3531/D3531M Test Method for Resin Flow of Carbon Fiber-Epoxy Prepreg

D3532/D3532M Test Method for Gel Time of Carbon Fiber-Epoxy Prepreg

D3800 Test Method for Density of High-Modulus Fibers

D3846 Test Method for In-Plane Shear Strength of Reinforced Plastics

D3878 Terminology for Composite Materials

D4018 Test Methods for Properties of Continuous Filament Carbon and Graphite Fiber Tows

D4065 Practice for Plastics: Dynamic Mechanical Properties: Determination and Report of Procedures

D4102 Test Method for Thermal Oxidative Resistance of Carbon Fibers

D4255/D4255M Test Method for In-Plane Shear Properties of Polymer Matrix Composite Materials by the Rail Shear Method

D4473 Test Method for Plastics: Dynamic Mechanical Properties: Cure Behavior

D5083 Test Method for Tensile Properties of Reinforced Thermosetting Plastics Using Straight-Sided Specimens

D5229/D5229M Test Method for Moisture Absorption Properties and Equilibrium Conditioning of Polymer Matrix Composite Materials

D5379/D5379M Test Method for Shear Properties of Composite Materials by the V-Notched Beam Method

D5448/D5448M Test Method for Inplane Shear Properties of Hoop Wound Polymer Matrix Composite Cylinders

D5449/D5449M Test Method for Transverse Compressive Properties of Hoop Wound Polymer Matrix Composite Cylinders

D5450/D5450M Test Method for Transverse Tensile Properties of Hoop Wound Polymer Matrix Composite Cylinders

D5467/D5467M Test Method for Compressive Properties of Unidirectional Polymer Matrix Composite Materials Using a Sandwich Beam

D5528 Test Method for Mode I Interlaminar Fracture Toughness of Unidirectional Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Matrix Composites

D5687/D5687M Guide for Preparation of Flat Composite Panels with Processing Guidelines for Specimen Preparation

D5766/D5766M Test Method for Open-Hole Tensile Strength of Polymer Matrix Composite Laminates

D5961/D5961M Test Method for Bearing Response of Polymer Matrix Composite Laminates

D6115 Test Method for Mode I Fatigue Delamination Growth Onset of Unidirectional Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Matrix Composites

D6264/D6264M Test Method for Measuring the Damage Resistance of a Fiber-Reinforced Polymer-Matrix Composite to a Concentrated Quasi-Static Indentation Force

D6272 Test Method for Flexural Properties of Unreinforced and Reinforced Plastics and Electrical Insulating Materials by Four-Point Bending

D6415/D6415M Test Method for Measuring the Curved Beam Strength of a Fiber-Reinforced Polymer-Matrix Composite

D6416/D6416M Test Method for Two-Dimensional Flexural Properties of Simply Supported Sandwich Composite Plates Subjected to a Distributed Load

D6484/D6484M Test Method for Open-Hole Compressive Strength of Polymer Matrix Composite Laminates

D6507 Practice for Fiber Reinforcement Orientation Codes for Composite Materials

D6641/D6641M Test Method for Compressive Properties of Polymer Matrix Composite Materials Using a Combined Loading Compression (CLC) Test Fixture

D6671/D6671M Test Method for Mixed Mode I-Mode II Interlaminar Fracture Toughness of Unidirectional Fiber Reinforced Polymer Matrix Composites

D6742/D6742M Practice for Filled-Hole Tension and Compression Testing of Polymer Matrix Composite Laminates

D6772/D6772M Test Method for Dimensional Stability of Sandwich Core Materials

D6790/D6790M Test Method for Determining Poissons Ratio of Honeycomb Cores

D6856 Guide for Testing Fabric-Reinforced Textile Composite Materials

D6873/D6873M Practice for Bearing Fatigue Response of Polymer Matrix Composite Laminates

D7028 Test Method for Glass Transition Temperature (DMA Tg) of Polymer Matrix Composites by Dynamic Mechanical Analysis (DMA)

D7078/D7078M Test Method for Shear Properties of Composite Materials by V-Notched Rail Shear Method

D7136/D7136M Test Method for Measuring the Damage Resistance of a Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Matrix Composite to a Drop-Weight Impact Event

D7137/D7137M Test Method for Compressive Residual Strength Properties of Damaged Polymer Matrix Composite Plates

D7205/D7205M Test Method for Tensile Properties of Fiber Reinforced Polymer Matrix Composite Bars

D7248/D7248M Test Method for Bearing/Bypass Interaction Response of Polymer Matrix Composite Laminates Using 2-Fastener Specimens

D7249/D7249M Test Method for Facesheet Properties of Sandwich Constructions by Long Beam Flexure

D7250/D7250M Practice for Determining Sandwich Beam Flexural and Shear Stiffness

D7264/D7264M Test Method for Flexural Properties of Polymer Matrix Composite Materials

D7291/D7291M Test Method for Through-Thickness Flatwise Tensile Strength and Elastic Modulus of a Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Matrix Composite Material

D7332/D7332M Test Method for Measuring the Fastener Pull-Through Resistance of a Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Matrix Composite

D7336/D7336M Test Method for Static Energy Absorption Properties of Honeycomb Sandwich Core Materials

D7337/D7337M Test Method for Tensile Creep Rupture of Fiber Reinforced Polymer Matrix Composite Bars

D7522/D7522M Test Method for Pull-Off Strength for FRP Laminate Systems Bonded to Concrete Substrate

D7565/D7565M Test Method for Determining Tensile Properties of Fiber Reinforced Polymer Matrix Composites Used for Strengthening of Civil Structures

D7615/D7615M Practice for Open-Hole Fatigue Response of Polymer Matrix Composite Laminates

D7616/D7616M Test Method for Determining Apparent Overlap Splice Shear Strength Properties of Wet Lay-Up Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Matrix Composites Used for Strengthening Civil Structures

D7617/D7617M Test Method for Transverse Shear Strength of Fiber-reinforced Polymer Matrix Composite Bars

D7705/D7705M Test Method for Alkali Resistance of Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Matrix Composite Bars used in Concrete Construction

D7750 Test Method for Cure Behavior of Thermosetting Resins by Dynamic Mechanical Procedures using an Encapsulated Specimen Rheometer

D7766/D7766M Practice for Damage Resistance Testing of Sandwich Constructions

D7905/D7905M Test Method for Determination of the Mode II Interlaminar Fracture Toughness of Unidirectional Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Matrix Composites

D7913/D7913M Test Method for Bond Strength of Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Matrix Composite Bars to Concrete by Pullout Testing

D7914/D7914M Test Method for Strength of Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Bent Bars in Bend Locations

D7956/D7956M Practice for Compressive Testing of Thin Damaged Laminates Using a Sandwich Long Beam Flexure Specimen

D7957/D7957M Specification for Solid Round Glass Fiber Reinforced Polymer Bars for Concrete Reinforcement

D7958/D7958M Test Method for Evaluation of Performance for FRP Composite Bonded to Concrete Substrate using Beam Test

D8066/D8066M Practice Unnotched Compression Testing of Polymer Matrix Composite Laminates

D8067/D8067M Test Method for In-Plane Shear Properties of Sandwich Panels Using a Picture Frame Fixture

D8101/D8101M Test Method for Measuring the Penetration Resistance of Composite Materials to Impact by a Blunt Projectile

D8131/D8131M Practice for Tensile Properties of Tapered and Stepped Joints of Polymer Matrix Composite Laminates

D8132/D8132M Test Method for Determination of Prepreg Impregnation by Permeability Measurement

E228 Test Method for Linear Thermal Expansion of Solid Materials With a Push-Rod Dilatometer

E289 Test Method for Linear Thermal Expansion of Rigid Solids with Interferometry

E1269 Test Method for Determining Specific Heat Capacity by Differential Scanning Calorimetry

E1461 Test Method for Thermal Diffusivity by the Flash Method

E1922 Test Method for Translaminar Fracture Toughness of Laminated and Pultruded Polymer Matrix Composite Materials

F1645/F1645M Test Method for Water Migration in Honeycomb Core Materials

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