ASTM B831 - 11 Standard Test Method for Shear Testing of Thin Aluminum Alloy Products

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Source: ASTM International

The intent of this test method is to provide a means of measuring the ultimate shear strength of thin aluminum alloy wrought and cast products. It is recognized that the loading conditions developed by this test method, and by most others, are not ideal in that they do not strictly satisfy the definitions of pure shear. However, rarely do pure shear conditions exist in structures.

Note 1—Results from this test method are not interchangeable with results from Test Methods B565 and B769. Shear strengths obtained by this test method have been shown to differ from values determined with other methods.

1. Scope

1.1 This test method covers single shear testing of thin wrought and cast aluminum alloy products to determine shear ultimate strengths. It is intended for products that are too thin to be tested according to Test Method B769.

1.2 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The SI values given in parentheses are provided for information only.

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

2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately)

ASTM Standards
B565 Test Method for Shear Testing of Aluminum and Aluminum-Alloy Rivets and Cold-Heading Wire and Rods
B769 Test Method for Shear Testing of Aluminum Alloys
E4 Practices for Force Verification of Testing Machines
E6 Terminology Relating to Methods of Mechanical Testing

Index Terms

aluminum; mechanical test; shear; strength ; Aluminum alloys; Loading tests--metals/alloys; Shear testing--aluminum alloys; Thin material specimens/applications; Ultimate shear strength; Aluminum alloys; Loading tests--metals/alloys; Shear testing--aluminum alloys; Thin material specimens/applications; Ultimate shear strength

ICS Code

ICS Number Code 77.040.10 (Mechanical testing of metals); 77.150.10 (Aluminium products)

DOI: 10.1520/B0831-11

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