ASTM International - ASTM F606M-13
Standard Test Methods for Determining the Mechanical Properties of Externally and Internally Threaded Fasteners, Washers, and Rivets (Metric)
|Publication Date:||1 April 2013|
|ICS Code (Fasteners in general):||21.060.01|
1.1 These test methods cover establishment of procedures for conducting tests to determine the mechanical properties of metric externally and internally threaded fasteners, washers, and rivets.
1.2 Property requirements and the applicable tests for their determination are specified in individual product standards. In those instances where the testing requirements are unique or at variance with these standard procedures, the product shall specify the controlling testing requirements.
1.3 These test methods describe mechanical tests for determining the following properties:
|For Externally Threaded Fasteners:||3|
|Method 1, Length Measurement||3.2.3|
|Method 2, Yield Strength||3.2.4|
|Method 3, Uniform Hardness||3.2.5|
|Axial Tension Testing of Full Size Products||3.4|
|Wedge Tension Testing of Full Size Products||3.5|
|Tension Testing of Machined Test Specimens||3.6|
|Total Extension at Fracture Test||3.7|
|For Internally Threaded Fasteners:||4|
|Cone Proof Load Test||4.3|
|For Washers and Direct Tension Indicators:||5|
|Through Hardened Washers||5.2|
|Test for Embrittlement of Metallic Coated Externally Threaded Fasteners||7|
|Test Method for Determining Decarburization and Carburization||8|
| Test Method for Measuring Compression Loads (All Finishes) on Direct Tension Indicators Covered by Test Method
1.4 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.
Note 1-These test methods are the metric companion of Test Methods F606.
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 all of the users of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
These test methods establishes the standard procedures for conducting tests to determine the mechanical properties of externally and internally threaded fasteners, washers and direct tension... View More
These test methods establishes the standard procedures for conducting tests to determine the mechanical properties of externally and internally threaded fasteners, washers and direct tension indicators, and rivets. For externally threaded fasteners, the mechanical tests describe the procedures for determining the following properties: product hardness; proof load by length measurement (Method 1), yield strength (Method 2), yield strength of austenitic stainless steel and nonferrous materials (Method 2A), and uniform hardness (Method 3); axial tension of full size products such as fasteners and studs; wedge tension of full size products such as fasteners and studs; tension of machined test specimens including yield point (by drop of the beam or halt of the pointer, autographic diagram, and total extension under load methods), yield strength (by offset, and extension under load methods), tensile strength, elongation, and reduction of area; and total extension at fracture. As for internally threaded fasteners including nonheat- and heat-treated nuts, tests are provided for the determination of product hardness, proof load, and cone proof load. Test for determining the surface and core hardnesses are, conversely, described for direct tension indicators, and through-hardened, carburized, stainless steel, and nonferrous washers. And finally, product hardness testing is described for rivets. The test method for determining embrittlement of metallic coated externally threaded fasteners is detailed as well.View Less