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  • ASTM D 3878 : 2003

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    Standard Terminology for Composite Materials

    Available format(s):  Hardcopy, PDF

    Language(s):  English

    Published date:  10-01-2003

    Publisher:  American Society for Testing and Materials

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    1.1 These definitions cover generic terms, including terms of commercial importance, that appear in one or more standards on composites containing high-modulus (greater than 20-GPa (3 X 106 psi)) fibers.

    1.2 The definitions cover, in most cases, special meanings used in the composites industry. No attempt has been made to include common meanings of the same terms as used outside the composites industry.

    1.3 Definitions included have, in general, been approved as standard.

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    Committee D 30
    Document Type Reference Material
    Publisher American Society for Testing and Materials
    Status NA
    Superseded By
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    ASTM D 5448/D5448M : 2016 Standard Test Method for Inplane Shear Properties of Hoop Wound Polymer Matrix Composite Cylinders
    ASTM D 6415/D6415M : 2006 : REV A : R2013 Standard Test Method for Measuring the Curved Beam Strength of a Fiber-Reinforced Polymer-Matrix Composite
    ASTM C 1783 : 2015 Standard Guide for Development of Specifications for Fiber Reinforced Carbon-Carbon Composite Structures for Nuclear Applications
    ASTM D 7705/D7705M : 2012 : R2019 Standard Test Method for Alkali Resistance of Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Matrix Composite Bars used in Concrete Construction
    ASTM D 6264/D6264M : 2017 Standard Test Method for Measuring the Damage Resistance of a Fiber-Reinforced Polymer-Matrix Composite to a Concentrated Quasi-Static Indentation Force
    ASTM D 8131/D8131M : 2017 : EDT 1 Standard Practice for Tensile Properties of Tapered and Stepped Joints of Polymer Matrix Composite Laminates
    ASTM D 6416/D6416M : 2016 Standard Test Method for Two-Dimensional Flexural Properties of Simply Supported Sandwich Composite Plates Subjected to a Distributed Load
    ASTM D 3410/D3410M : 2016 Standard Test Method for Compressive Properties of Polymer Matrix Composite Materials with Unsupported Gage Section by Shear Loading
    ASTM D 7522/D7522M : 2015 Standard Test Method for Pull-Off Strength for FRP Laminate Systems Bonded to Concrete Substrate
    ASTM C 1557 : 2014 Standard Test Method for Tensile Strength and Young’s Modulus of Fibers
    ASTM D 2344/D2344M : 2016 Standard Test Method for Short-Beam Strength of Polymer Matrix Composite Materials and Their Laminates
    ASTM D 3552 : 2017 Standard Test Method for Tensile Properties of Fiber Reinforced Metal Matrix Composites
    ASTM C 1835 : 2016 Standard Classification for Fiber Reinforced Silicon Carbide-Silicon Carbide (SiC-SiC) Composite Structures
    ASTM E 2954 : 2015 Standard Test Method for Axial Compression Test of Reinforced Plastic and Polymer Matrix Composite Vertical Members
    ASTM C 1773 : 2017 Standard Test Method for Monotonic Axial Tensile Behavior of Continuous Fiber-Reinforced Advanced Ceramic Tubular Test Specimens at Ambient Temperature
    ASTM D 6790/D6790M : 2016 Standard Test Method for Determining Poisson's Ratio of Honeycomb Cores
    ASTM D 7957/D7957M : 2017 Standard Specification for Solid Round Glass Fiber Reinforced Polymer Bars for Concrete Reinforcement
    ASTM D 6772/D6772M : 2016 Standard Test Method for Dimensional Stability of Sandwich Core Materials
    ASTM D 7958/D7958M : 2017 Standard Test Method for Evaluation of Performance for FRP Composite Bonded to Concrete Substrate using Beam Test
    ASTM D 8066/D8066M : 2017 Standard Practice Unnotched Compression Testing of Polymer Matrix Composite Laminates
    ASTM D 3531/D3531M : 2016 Standard Test Method for Resin Flow of Carbon Fiber-Epoxy Prepreg
    ASTM E 1922 : 2004 : R2015 Standard Test Method for Translaminar Fracture Toughness of Laminated and Pultruded Polymer Matrix Composite Materials
    ASTM D 6873/D6873M : 2019 Standard Practice for Bearing Fatigue Response of Polymer Matrix Composite Laminates
    ASTM D 7291/D7291M : 2015 Standard Test Method for Through-Thickness “Flatwise” Tensile Strength and Elastic Modulus of a Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Matrix Composite Material
    ASTM C 480/C480M : 2016 Standard Test Method for Flexure Creep of Sandwich Constructions
    ASTM C 394/C394M : 2016 Standard Test Method for Shear Fatigue of Sandwich Core Materials
    ASTM C 363/C363M : 2016 Standard Test Method for Node Tensile Strength of Honeycomb Core Materials
    ASTM C 1341 : 2013 : R2018 Standard Test Method for Flexural Properties of Continuous Fiber-Reinforced Advanced Ceramic Composites
    ASTM D 3518/D3518M : 2018 Standard Test Method for In-Plane Shear Response of Polymer Matrix Composite Materials by Tensile Test of a ±45° Laminate
    ASTM D 3171 : 2015 Standard Test Methods for Constituent Content of Composite Materials
    ASTM D 7290 : 2006 : R2017 Standard Practice for Evaluating Material Property Characteristic Values for Polymeric Composites for Civil Engineering Structural Applications
    ASTM D 7905/D7905M : 2019 Standard Test Method for Determination of the Mode II Interlaminar Fracture Toughness of Unidirectional Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Matrix Composites
    ASTM D 5961/D5961M : 2017 Standard Test Method for Bearing Response of Polymer Matrix Composite Laminates
    ASTM D 5449/D5449M : 2016 Standard Test Method for Transverse Compressive Properties of Hoop Wound Polymer Matrix Composite Cylinders
    ASTM D 7617/D7617M : 2011 : R2017 Standard Test Method for Transverse Shear Strength of Fiber-reinforced Polymer Matrix Composite Bars
    ASTM C 365/C365M : 2016 Standard Test Method for Flatwise Compressive Properties of Sandwich Cores
    ASTM C 613 : 2019 Standard Test Method for Constituent Content of Composite Prepreg by Soxhlet Extraction
    ASTM C 393/C393M : 2016 Standard Test Method for Core Shear Properties of Sandwich Constructions by Beam Flexure
    ASTM D 7336/D7336M : 2016 Standard Test Method for Static Energy Absorption Properties of Honeycomb Sandwich Core Materials
    ASTM D 7565/D7565M : 2010 : R2017 Standard Test Method for Determining Tensile Properties of Fiber Reinforced Polymer Matrix Composites Used for Strengthening of Civil Structures
    ASTM E2582 : 2019 Standard Practice for Infrared Flash Thermography of Composite Panels and Repair Patches Used in Aerospace Applications
    ASTM D 3529 : 2016 Standard Test Methods for Constituent Content of Composite Prepreg
    ASTM C 1469 : 2010 : R2015 Standard Test Method for Shear Strength of Joints of Advanced Ceramics at Ambient Temperature
    ASTM E 2580 : 2017 Standard Practice for Ultrasonic Testing of Flat Panel Composites and Sandwich Core Materials Used in Aerospace Applications
    ASTM D 8171 : 2018 Standard Test Methods for Density Determination of Flax Fiber
    ASTM D 5467/D5467M : 1997 : R2017 Standard Test Method for Compressive Properties of Unidirectional Polymer Matrix Composite Materials Using a Sandwich Beam
    ASTM D 6507 : 2016 Standard Practice for Fiber Reinforcement Orientation Codes for Composite Materials
    ASTM D 7137/D7137M : 2017 Standard Test Method for Compressive Residual Strength Properties of Damaged Polymer Matrix Composite Plates
    ASTM D 4762 : 2018 Standard Guide for Testing Polymer Matrix Composite Materials
    ASTM D 7750 : 2012 : R2017 Standard Test Method for Cure Behavior of Thermosetting Resins by Dynamic Mechanical Procedures using an Encapsulated Specimen Rheometer
    ASTM C 1275 : 2018 Standard Test Method for Monotonic Tensile Behavior of Continuous Fiber-Reinforced Advanced Ceramics with Solid Rectangular Cross-Section Test Specimens at Ambient Temperature
    ASTM D 7913/D7913M : 2014 Standard Test Method for Bond Strength of Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Matrix Composite Bars to Concrete by Pullout Testing
    ASTM E 2662 : 2015 Standard Practice for Radiographic Examination of Flat Panel Composites and Sandwich Core Materials Used in Aerospace Applications
    ASTM D 7615/D7615M : 2019 Standard Practice for Open-Hole Fatigue Response of Polymer Matrix Composite Laminates
    ASTM D 4255/D4255M : 2015 : REV A Standard Test Method for In-Plane Shear Properties of Polymer Matrix Composite Materials by the Rail Shear Method
    ASTM D 7078/D7078M : 2012 Standard Test Method for Shear Properties of Composite Materials by V-Notched Rail Shear Method
    ASTM C 1468 : 2019 : REV A Standard Test Method for Transthickness Tensile Strength of Continuous Fiber-Reinforced Advanced Ceramics at Ambient Temperature
    ASTM C 1359 : 2018 : EDT 1 Standard Test Method for Monotonic Tensile Strength Testing of Continuous Fiber-Reinforced Advanced Ceramics With Solid Rectangular Cross Section Test Specimens at Elevated Temperatures
    ASTM C 1862 : 2017 Standard Test Method for the Nominal Joint Strength of End-Plug Joints in Advanced Ceramic Tubes at Ambient and Elevated Temperatures
    ASTM D 3800 : 2016 Standard Test Method for Density of High-Modulus Fibers
    ASTM E 2533 : 2017 : EDT 1 Standard Guide for Nondestructive Testing of Polymer Matrix Composites Used in Aerospace Applications
    ASTM F 1645/F1645M : 2016 Standard Test Method for Water Migration in Honeycomb Core Materials
    ASTM D 7956/D7956M : 2016 Standard Practice for Compressive Testing of Thin Damaged Laminates Using a Sandwich Long Beam Flexure Specimen
    ASTM D 6484/D6484M : 2014 Standard Test Method for Open-Hole Compressive Strength of Polymer Matrix Composite Laminates
    ASTM C 1337 : 2017 Standard Test Method for Creep and Creep Rupture of Continuous Fiber-Reinforced Advanced Ceramics Under Tensile Loading at Elevated Temperatures
    ASTM D 8069 : 2017 : REV A Standard Test Method for Determining Flexural Modulus of Full Section Pultruded Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Composite Members with Doubly Symmetric Cross Sections under Bending
    ASTM D 5528 : 2013 Standard Test Method for Mode I Interlaminar Fracture Toughness of Unidirectional Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Matrix Composites
    ASTM D 7264/D7264M : 2015 Standard Test Method for Flexural Properties of Polymer Matrix Composite Materials
    ASTM D 7028 : 2007 : R2015 Standard Test Method for Glass Transition Temperature (DMA Tg) of Polymer Matrix Composites by Dynamic Mechanical Analysis (DMA)
    ASTM C 1869 : 2018 Standard Test Method for Open-Hole Tensile Strength of Fiber-Reinforced Advanced Ceramic Composites
    ASTM D 5450/D5450M : 2016 Standard Test Method for Transverse Tensile Properties of Hoop Wound Polymer Matrix Composite Cylinders
    ASTM C 1836 : 2016 Standard Classification for Fiber Reinforced Carbon-Carbon Composite Structures
    ASTM D 6671/D6671M : 2019 Standard Test Method for Mixed Mode I-Mode II Interlaminar Fracture Toughness of Unidirectional Fiber Reinforced Polymer Matrix Composites
    ASTM C 366/C366M : 2016 Standard Test Methods for Measurement of Thickness of Sandwich Cores
    ASTM D 7766/D7766M : 2016 Standard Practice for Damage Resistance Testing of Sandwich Constructions
    ASTM D 8067/D8067M : 2017 Standard Test Method for In-Plane Shear Properties of Sandwich Panels Using a Picture Frame Fixture
    ASTM D 5379/D5379M : 2012 Standard Test Method for Shear Properties of Composite Materials by the V-Notched Beam Method
    ASTM D 6641/D6641M : 2016 : EDT 1 Standard Test Method for Compressive Properties of Polymer Matrix Composite Materials Using a Combined Loading Compression (CLC) Test Fixture
    ASTM D 7616/D7616M : 2011 : R2017 Standard Test Method for Determining Apparent Overlap Splice Shear Strength Properties of Wet Lay-Up Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Matrix Composites Used for Strengthening Civil Structures
    ASTM C 1358 : 2018 Standard Test Method for Monotonic Compressive Strength Testing of Continuous Fiber-Reinforced Advanced Ceramics with Solid Rectangular Cross Section Test Specimens at Ambient Temperatures
    ASTM C 1425 : 2019 Standard Test Method for Interlaminar Shear Strength of 1D and 2D Continuous Fiber-Reinforced Advanced Ceramics at Elevated Temperatures
    ASTM D 7332/D7332M : 2016 Standard Test Method for Measuring the Fastener Pull-Through Resistance of a Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Matrix Composite
    ASTM C 1819 : 2015 Standard Test Method for Hoop Tensile Strength of Continuous Fiber-Reinforced Advanced Ceramic Composite Tubular Test Specimens at Ambient Temperature Using Elastomeric Inserts
    ASTM D 7337/D7337M : 2012 : R2019 Standard Test Method for Tensile Creep Rupture of Fiber Reinforced Polymer Matrix Composite Bars
    ASTM D 7136/D7136M : 2015 Standard Test Method for Measuring the Damage Resistance of a Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Matrix Composite to a Drop-Weight Impact Event
    ASTM D 8101/D8101M : 2018 Standard Test Method for Measuring the Penetration Resistance of Composite Materials to Impact by a Blunt Projectile
    ASTM C 364/C364M : 2016 Standard Test Method for Edgewise Compressive Strength of Sandwich Constructions
    ASTM D 7248/D7248M : 2012 : R2017 Standard Test Method for Bearing/Bypass Interaction Response of Polymer Matrix Composite Laminates Using 2-Fastener Specimens
    ASTM C 1360 : 2017 Standard Practice for Constant-Amplitude, Axial, Tension-Tension Cyclic Fatigue of Continuous Fiber-Reinforced Advanced Ceramics at Ambient Temperatures
    ASTM C 297/C297M : 2016 Standard Test Method for Flatwise Tensile Strength of Sandwich Constructions
    ASTM E 2581 : 2014 Standard Practice for Shearography of Polymer Matrix Composites and Sandwich Core Materials in Aerospace Applications
    ASTM D 7205/D7205M : 2006 : R2016 Standard Test Method for Tensile Properties of Fiber Reinforced Polymer Matrix Composite Bars
    ASTM D 5687/D5687M : 1995 : R2015 Standard Guide for Preparation of Flat Composite Panels with Processing Guidelines for Specimen Preparation
    ASTM C 271/C271M : 2016 Standard Test Method for Density of Sandwich Core Materials
    ASTM C 273/C273M : 2018 Standard Test Method for Shear Properties of Sandwich Core Materials
    ASTM D 3479/D3479M : 2019 Standard Test Method for Tension-Tension Fatigue of Polymer Matrix Composite Materials
    ASTM D 3039/D3039M : 2017 Standard Test Method for Tensile Properties of Polymer Matrix Composite Materials
    ASTM C 1863 : 2018 Standard Test Method for Hoop Tensile Strength of Continuous Fiber-Reinforced Advanced Ceramic Composite Tubular Test Specimens at Ambient Temperature Using Direct Pressurization
    ASTM C 1793 : 2015 Standard Guide for Development of Specifications for Fiber Reinforced Silicon Carbide-Silicon Carbide Composite Structures for Nuclear Applications
    ASTM C 1292 : 2016 Standard Test Method for Shear Strength of Continuous Fiber-Reinforced Advanced Ceramics at Ambient Temperatures
    ASTM D 3530 : 1997 : R2015 Standard Test Method for Volatiles Content of Composite Material Prepreg
    ASTM D 7250/D7250M : 2016 Standard Practice for Determining Sandwich Beam Flexural and Shear Stiffness
    ASTM D 6742/D6742M : 2017 Standard Practice for Filled-Hole Tension and Compression Testing of Polymer Matrix Composite Laminates
    ASTM D 7914/D7914M : 2014 Standard Test Method for Strength of Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Bent Bars in Bend Locations
    ASTM D 6856/D6856M : 2003 : R2016 Standard Guide for Testing Fabric-Reinforced “Textile” Composite Materials
    ASTM D 8132/D8132M : 2017 Standard Test Method for Determination of Prepreg Impregnation by Permeability Measurement
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