ASTM E8

ASTM E8 Standard Test Method for Tension Testing of Metallic Materials

Scope:
This method covers the tensile testing of metallic materials in any form at room temperature.

Procedure:
Machine the specimen to the appropriate geometry and apply strain gauges if desired.  Use constant extension universal testing machine and apply load until material failure.

Data:
Modulus of elasticity, percent elongation, yield strength, ultimate tensile strength, breaking stress

Equipment Used:
Test frame, strain gauge, wedge grips

ASTM D1002

Scope:
This test determines the shear strength of adhesives for metal-to-metal bonding surfaces.

Procedure:
The specimen is conditioned by bonding together two metal plates in a specific orientation and adhesion area as set forth by the standard.  They are then placed within the grips of the testing machine and pulled apart at a constant rate of extension.

Data:
Load at failure, shear strength at failure, and type of failure

Equipment Used:
Test frame, tightening grips, and oven for curing