Standard Test Method for Distortion Temperature in Three-Point Bending by Thermomechanical Analysis
|Publication Date:||10 April 2003|
|ICS Code (Plastics in general):||83.080.01|
This test method describes the determination of the temperature at which the specific modulus of a test specimen is realized by deflection in three-point bending. This temperature is identified as the distortion temperature measured. The distortion temperature is that temperature at which a test specimen of defined geometry deforms to a level of strain under applied stress of 0.455 and 1.82 MPa (66 and 264 psi) equivalent to those used in Test Method D 648. The test may be performed over the range of temperature from ambient to 300°C.
NOTE 1 - Results may or may not agree with those obtained by Test Method D 648.
Electronic instrumentation or automated data analysis and reduction systems or treatments equivalent to this test method may be used.
NOTE 2 - Since all electronic data treatments are not equivalent, the user shall verify equivalency to this test method.
SI values are the standard.
This standard does not purport to address all of the safety problems, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and to determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
There is no ISO standard equivalent to this test method.