ASTM International - ASTM D8285/D8285M-19

Standard Practice for Compressive Properties of Tapered and Stepped Joints of Polymer Matrix Composite Laminates by Sandwich Construction Long Beam Flexure

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Organization: ASTM International
Publication Date: 1 September 2019
Status: active
Page Count: 9
significance And Use:

5.1 Flexure tests on flat sandwich panel construction may be conducted to determine facesheet scarf or step joint compressive strength.

5.2 This practice is limited to obtaining the... View More

scope:

1.1 This practice covers the procedure for determination of the compressive strength of a tapered or stepped bonded joint of polymer matrix composite materials. It is applicable to secondary bonded or co-bonded laminates with either unidirectional plies or woven fabric reinforcements. The materials to be bonded may be different systems. In the bondline, a separate adhesive material may or may not be used (example: adhesives may be used with a prepreg system or may not be used with a wet lay-up repair system). The range of acceptable test laminates and thicknesses are described in 8.2.7. The standard repair types are the same as for the tensile loading in Practice D8131/D8131M. While external patch repairs are not explicitly covered in this practice, these repairs could be tested as a non-standard specimen using this practice.

1.2 This practice supplements Test Method D7249/D7249M for compressive loading of facesheet sandwich constructions by long beam flexure. Several important test specimen parameters (for example, joint length, ply overlaps, step depth, and taper ratio) are not mandated by this practice; however, these parameters are required to be specified and reported to support repeatable results.

1.3 Unidirectional (0° ply orientation) composites as well as multi-directional composite laminates and fabric composites, can be tested.

1.4 Units-The values stated in either SI units or inch-pound units are to be regarded separately as standard. The values stated in each system are not necessarily exact equivalents; therefore, to ensure conformance with the standard, each system shall be used independently of the other, and values from the two systems shall not be combined.

1.4.1 Within the text, the inch-pound units are shown in brackets.

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, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

1.6 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.

Document History

ASTM D8285/D8285M-19
September 1, 2019
Standard Practice for Compressive Properties of Tapered and Stepped Joints of Polymer Matrix Composite Laminates by Sandwich Construction Long Beam Flexure
1.1 This practice covers the procedure for determination of the compressive strength of a tapered or stepped bonded joint of polymer matrix composite materials. It is applicable to secondary bonded...
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