ASTM D2105 test

ASTM D2105 is a standard test method for tensile properties of fiberglass pipe and tube. It determines the breaking strength, elasticity, elongation at break, and elongation at elastic limit for plain-end or longitudinal-ended specimens.

If you plan on conducting ASTM D2105 we recommend acquiring the test standard from ASTM. There are many important details regarding this test method that are provided which are key to achieving successful results. Every standard provides important environmental conditions, test sample preparation and conditioning requirements, sample dimensions and test reporting expectations. It’s critical that you fully understand the standard so that you can set up the test, run the procedure, and report the results requirements.

What Is ASTM D2105?

ASTM D2105 describes the test method and test equipment requirements for testing longitudinal tensile properties of glass fiber reinforced thermosetting resin pipe, and glass fiber reinforced polymer mortar pipe (RPMP).

Important ASTM D2105 Calculations

When followed properly some of the information includes tensile properties such as modulus of elasticity, yield stress, elongation beyond yield point, tensile strength, elongation at break, and energy absorption.

Important Considerations When Using ASTM D2105

The method of preparation of a material is one of many variables that affect test results. When performing comparative tests of materials, care must be exercised to ensure that all samples are prepared in exactly the same way; similarly, for referee or comparative tests of any given series of specimens, care must be taken to secure the maximum degree of uniformity in details of preparation, treatment, and handling.

This test method may be used to provide data for R&D, engineering design, quality control, acceptance or rejection under specifications, and for other purposes. The tests cannot be considered significant for applications differing widely from the load-time scale of the standard test.

A constant rate of crosshead movement type of test leaves much to be desired from a theoretical standpoint. Also wide differences may exist between gauge marks on the specimen. And specified test speeds disguise important effects characteristics of materials in the plastic state. Variations in specimen thickness, permitted by ASTM D2105, produce variations in the surface volume ratios of such specimens, and these variations may influence the test results. And consequently, where directly comparable results are desired, all samples should be of equal thickness and outside diameter. Appropriate modifications of the test procedure should be used when more precise physical data are needed.

What Test Machines Are Recommended for Tensile Testing Pipe?

Our universal test machines serve multiple plastic testing applications and are capable of performing all quasi static tension/compression tests, such as tensile, peel, adhesion, and flexural testing. The machine force capacity should be chosen by taking into account the highest force (largest pipe diameter) needed over the lifetime of the equipment. Machines feature a uniform constant rate of extension (CRE), or constant velocity control mode, (as well as load and strain rate control) with a speed range between 1 and 500 mm/min (0.04 to 20 in/min). Force measurement complies with ASTM E4.

ASTM D2105 Test Systems

What Test Fixtures Are Recommended for ASTM D2105?

The ASTM D2105 test method specifies explicit grip and mandrel design requirements which are met by our GD2105 fixtures that are designed to test 2, 2.5, 3 and 4 inch diameter pipe. Other sizes are also available.

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ASTM D2105 Testers

Our dual column 300 series test machines are ideal for pipe applications. Choose the test machine based on the maximum force requirement for your strongest pipe.

311 Family Electromechanical Universal Test Machine

10 kN (2,250 lbf)
The 311 family tabletop machines are configured to your exact needs including performance, flexibility, simplicity and affordability. This frame is best for smaller loads and a higher speed.

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313 Family Electromechanical Universal Test Machine

50 kN (11,250 lbf)

313 family dual column load frame with extra height and width options. Even with higher loads this frame has a load accuracy +/- 0.5% of indicated load within load cell rated force range.

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315 Family Electromechanical Universal Test Machine

150 kN (33,750 lbf)

315 family floor standing universal test machines are configured to each customer's needs. This machine is for higher force requirements with a column clearance of 550 mm (21.6 in).

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ASTM D2105 Test Fixture

ASTM D2105 Strain Measurement

E3542 Clip on Axial Extensometer

E3542 Clip on axial extensometers are the most common solution to measuring strain values that are important to generating modulus and yield data.

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ASTM D2105 Video Extensometer

Video Extensometer | TestVE

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ASTM D2105 Software

ASTM D2105 Test Machine Controller Software

ASTM D2105 Test Machine Controller Software | ND2105

Application specific module features preset settings, test calculations, and graphical test report contents.

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ASTM D2105 Test Machine Controller Software

Video Recording and Playback Software Module | TestVideo

High resolution video capture of the test. Playback is time synchronized with load data.

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TestSpec Test Machine Controller Software

Combined with optional digital micrometer or caliper that is matched to the sample thickness and width measurement. Data is captured and integrated into the test measurement software module.

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Note: This is not a complete summary of the standard. Anyone planning to conduct this test should read the full standard.