Standard Test Method for Compressive Properties of Rigid Plastics
|Publication Date:||1 April 2010|
This test method covers the determination of the mechanical properties of unreinforced and reinforced rigid plastics, including high-modulus composites, when loaded in compression at relatively low uniform rates of straining or loading. Test specimens of standard shape are employed. This procedure is applicable for a composite modulus up to and including 41,370 MPa (6,000,000 psi).
The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values in parentheses are for information only.
NOTE 1-For compressive properties of resin-matrix composites reinforced with oriented continuous, discontinuous, or cross-ply reinforcements, tests may be made in accordance with Test Method D 3410/D 3410.
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 and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. A specific precautionary statement is given in 13.1.
NOTE 2-This test method is technically equivalent to ISO 604.
*A Summary of Changes section appears at the end of this standard.