ASTM International - ASTM D6272-00
Standard Test Method for Flexural Properties of Unreinforced and Reinforced Plastics and Electrical Insulating Materials by Four-Point Bending
|Publication Date:||10 April 2002|
|ICS Code (Plastics and rubber insulating materials):||29.035.20|
|ICS Code (Plastics in general):||83.080.01|
1.1 This test method covers the determination of flexural properties of unreinforced and reinforced plastics, including high-modulus composites and electrical insulating materials in the form of rectangular bars molded directly or cut from sheets, plates, or molded shapes. These test methods are generally applicable to rigid and semirigid materials. However, flexural strength cannot be determined for those materials that do not break or that do not fail in the outer fibers. This test method utilizes a four point loading system applied to a simply supported beam.
1.2 This test method may be used with two procedures:
1.2.1 Procedure A, designed principally for materials that break at comparatively small deflections.
1.2.2 Procedure B, designed particularly for those materials that undergo large deflections during testing.
1.2.3 Procedure A shall be used for measurement of flexural properties, particularly flexural modulus, unless the material specification states otherwise. Procedure B may be used for measurement of flexural strength.
1.3 Comparative tests may be run according to either procedure, provided that the procedure is found satisfactory for the material being tested.
1.4 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values provided in parentheses are for information only.
1.5 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.
Note 1-This test method is equivalent to, but not identical to ISO 14125 (Method B).