Compression Test

Method for determining behaviour of materials under crushing loads.

Specimen is compressed, and deformation at various loads is recorded. Compressive stress and strain are calculated and plotted as a stress-strain diagram which is used to determine elastic limit, proportional limit, yield point, yield strength and (for some materials) compressive strength.

Reference

ASTM E9 - Standard Test Methods of Compression Testing of Metallic Materials at Room Temperature

ASTM C773 - Standard Test Method for Compressive (Crushing) Strength of Fired Whiteware Materials

ASTM C39 / C39M - Standard Test Method for Compressive Strength of Cylindrical Concrete Specimens

ASTM D7012 - Standard Test Methods for Compressive Strength and Elastic Moduli of Intact Rock Core Specimens under Varying States of Stress and Temperatures

ASTM D695 - Standard Test Method for Compressive Properties of Rigid Plastics

ISO 4506:1979 - Hardmetals - Compression test


See also: Compression.

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