ASTM International - ASTM D6415/D6415M-06ae1
Standard Test Method for Measuring the Curved Beam Strength of a Fiber-Reinforced Polymer-Matrix Composite
|Publication Date:||1 March 2006|
|ICS Code (Reinforced plastics):||83.120|
significance And Use:
Out-of-plane stress analyses are not easily performed. Failure criteria are varied and poorly validated. Interlaminar allowables are not readily available. However, stress analysts routinely... View More
Out-of-plane stress analyses are not easily performed. Failure criteria are varied and poorly validated. Interlaminar allowables are not readily available. However, stress analysts routinely encounter structural details in which they cannot ignore the out-of-plane loads. This test method is designed to produce out-of-plane structural failure data for structural design and analysis, quality assurance, and research and development. For unidirectional specimens, this test method is designed to produce interlaminar tensile strength data. Factors that influence the curved beam strength and should therefore be reported include the following: material, methods of material preparation, methods of processing and specimen fabrication, specimen preparation, specimen conditioning, environment of testing, speed of testing, time at temperature, void content, and volume percent reinforcement.View Less
1.1 This test method determines the curved beam strength of a continuous fiber-reinforced composite material using a 90 curved beam specimen (Fig. 1 and Fig. 2). The curved beam consists of two straight legs connected by a 90 bend with a 6.4-mm [0.25 in.] inner radius. An out-of-plane (through-the-thickne
1.2 This test method may also be used to measure the interlaminar tensile strength if a unidirectional specimen is used where the fibers run continuously along the legs and around the bend.
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1.3 The values stated in either SI units or inch-pound units are to be regarded separately as standard. Within the text the inch-pound units are shown in brackets. The values stated in each system are not exact equivalents; therefore, each system must be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in nonconformance with the standard.