The test method detailed in this standard evaluates the tensile properties of thermoplastic elastomers and vulcanized thermoset rubbers. ACE provides testing for:

  • Test Method A – Dumbbell and Straight Section Specimens

This test method is designed to assess materials and products which are required to withstand tensile forces during their performance cycle.

Test Details

Tensile properties depend on the material, and therefore the effects of the test will vary. There are also several test conditions which can alter results, including:

  • Extension rate
  • Temperature
  • Humidity
  • Specimen geometry
  • Pretest conditioning

The tensile properties of a material are highly affected by temperature and extension rate and therefore need to be controlled variables.

Reference ASTM D1414 for information regarding O-Ring testing.

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