ASTM D3039/D3039M


Standard Test Method for Tensile Properties of Polymer Matrix Composite Materials

Published by ASTM International, 10/15/2017


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ASTM D3039/D3039M, 2017 Edition, October 15, 2017 – Standard Test Method for Tensile Properties of Polymer Matrix Composite Materials

This test method determines the in-plane tensile properties of polymer matrix composite materials reinforced by high-modulus fibers. The composite material forms are limited to continuous fiber or discontinuous fiber-reinforced composites in which the laminate is balanced and symmetric with respect to the test direction.

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.

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.

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.

General Product Information:

Revision 2017 Edition
Document Type PDF
Document Language English
Pages 13
Publisher ASTM International (ASTM)
Status Current

ASTM Volume

15.03: Space Simulation; Aerospace And Aircraft; Composite Materials

These standards cover:

Space Simulation —specifications and practices cover contamination of cleanrooms and controlled environments, space simulation, and thermal protection.

Aerospace and Aircraft —standards deal with cleaning materials, flammability, contamination, hydrogen embrittlement, transparent enclosures, and materials.

Composite Materials—test methods assess properties of high modulus fibers, interlaminar properties, laminates, sandwich construction, and structural test methods.