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Ductility Testing

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Ductility Testing

Ductility measures a specimen’s ability to undergo plastic deformation prior to breaking. Results are often expressed as the percent elongation, or the percent of area reduction. In simple terms it is a measurement of how far a sample stretches before it breaks. Proper sample preparation and the right grips are critical when performing this type of test in order to achieve accurate and repeatable results.

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United can help you with these and many other Ductility testing standards

ASTM A720 / A720M – 02(2011) Standard Test Method for Ductility of Non-oriented Electrical Steel
ASTM D113 – 07 Standard Test Method for Ductility of Bituminous Materials
ASTM E111 Standard Test Method for Young’s Modulus, Tangent Modulus and Chord Modulus
ASTM E290 – Test Method for Bend Testing of Material for Ductility
ASTM E517 Standard Test Method for Plastic Strain Ratio r for Sheet Metal.
ASTM E646 Standard Test Method for Tensile Strain-Hardening Exponents (n-values) of Metallic Sheet Materials
ASTM E8/E8M Standard Test Methods for Tension Testing of Metallic Materials
ISO 7438 Bend Testing of Metal