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ASTM D638

Standard Test Method for Tensile Properties of Plastics

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Organization: ASTM
Publication Date: 10 August 2001
Status: inactive
Page Count: 14
ICS Code (Plastics in general): 83.080.01
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This test method covers the determination of the tensile properties of unreinforced and reinforced plastics in the form of standard dumbbell-shaped test specimens when tested under defined conditions of pretreatment, temperature, humidity, and testing machine speed.

This test method can be used for testing materials of any thickness up to 14 mm (0.55 in.). However, for testing specimens in the form of thin sheeting, including film less than 1.0 mm (0.04 in.) in thickness, Test Methods D 882 is the preferred test method. Materials with a thickness greater than 14 mm (0.55 in.) must be reduced by machining.

This test method includes the option of determining Poisson's ratio at room temperature.

Test data obtained by this test method are relevant and appropriate for use in engineering design.

The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.

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.

Document History

December 15, 2014
Standard Test Method for Tensile Properties of Plastics
This test method covers the determination of the tensile properties of unreinforced and reinforced plastics in the form of standard dumbbell-shaped test specimens when tested under defined conditions...
May 15, 2010
Standard Test Method for Tensile Properties of Plastics
This test method covers the determination of the tensile properties of unreinforced and reinforced plastics in the form of standard dumbbell-shaped test specimens when tested under defined conditions...
April 1, 2008
Standard Test Method for Tensile Properties of Plastics
This test method covers the determination of the tensile properties of unreinforced and reinforced plastics in the form of standard dumbbell-shaped test specimens when tested under defined conditions...
April 1, 2008
Standard Test Method for Tensile Properties of Plastics
This test method covers the determination of the tensile properties of unreinforced and reinforced plastics in the form of standard dumbbell-shaped test specimens when tested under defined conditions...
December 1, 2003
Standard Test Method for Tensile Properties of Plastics
(Footnote *) This test method covers the determination of the tensile properties of unreinforced and reinforced plastics in the form of standard dumbbell-shaped test specimens when tested under...
November 10, 2002
Standard Test Method for Tensile Properties of Plastics
This test method covers the determination of the tensile properties of unreinforced and reinforced plastics in the form of standard dumbbell-shaped test specimens when tested under defined conditions...
April 10, 2002
Standard Test Method for Tensile Properties of Plastics
This test method covers the determination of the tensile properties of unreinforced and reinforced plastics in the form of standard dumbbell-shaped test specimens when tested under defined conditions...
ASTM D638
August 10, 2001
Standard Test Method for Tensile Properties of Plastics
This test method covers the determination of the tensile properties of unreinforced and reinforced plastics in the form of standard dumbbell-shaped test specimens when tested under defined conditions...
December 10, 2000
Standard Test Method for Tensile Properties of Plastics
1. Scope 1.1 This test method covers the determination of the tensile properties of unreinforced and reinforced plastics in the form of standard dumbbell-shaped test specimens when tested under...
November 10, 1999
Standard Test Method for Tensile Properties of Plastics
1. Scope * 1.1 This test method covers the determination of the tensile properties of unreinforced and reinforced plastics in the form of standard dumbbell-shaped test specimens when tested under...
September 10, 1998
Standard Test Method for Tensile Properties of Plastics
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October 10, 1997
Standard Test Method for Tensile Properties of Plastics
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March 10, 1996
Standard Test Method for Tensile Properties of Plastics
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October 10, 1995
Standard Test Method for Tensile Properties of Plastics
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December 15, 1994
STANDARD TEST METHOD FOR TENSILE PROPERTIES OF PLASTICS
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March 15, 1994
STANDARD TEST METHOD FOR TENSILE PROPERTIES OF PLASTICS
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November 15, 1991
Standard Test Method for Tensile Properties of Plastics
This test method covers the determination of the tensile properties of unreinforced and reinforced plastics in the form of standard dumbbell-shaped test specimens when tested under defined conditions...
November 15, 1991
STANDARD TEST METHOD FOR TENSILE PROPERTIES OF PLASTICS
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October 26, 1990
STANDARD TEST METHOD FOR TENSILE PROPERTIES OF PLASTICS
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January 27, 1989
STANDARD TEST METHOD FOR TENSILE PROPERTIES OF PLASTICS
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November 27, 1987
STANDARD TEST METHOD FOR TENSILE PROPERTIES OF PLASTICS (E1-1988)
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February 27, 1987
STANDARD TEST METHOD FOR TENSILE PROPERTIES OF PLASTICS
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July 25, 1986
STANDARD TEST METHOD FOR TENSILE PROPERTIES OF PLASTICS
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July 27, 1984
STANDARD TEST METHOD FOR TENSILE PROPERTIES OF PLASTICS
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July 30, 1982
Standard Test Method for Tensile Properties of Plastics
This method covers the determination of the tensile properties of plastics in the form of standard dumbbell-shaped test specimens when tested under defined conditions of pretreatment, temperature,...

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