Composites Design and Manufacture (Plymouth University teaching support materials)
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This list was compiled from a search of the BSI Group websiteinformed by the Recommended Standards for Composites Testing webpageand the Review of Composites Standardisation Status and Activities by Graham Sims [GS] at National Physical Laboratory.  If an appropriate standard is not listed as available in the table below, John Summerscales has copies of:

The Charles Seale-Hayne Library has a copy of ASTM Standards and Literature References for Composite Materials (1987) normally shelved at 620.1180218AST.  An alternative list of standards can be found in Frank T Traceski, Specifications and standards for plastics and composites, American Society for Metals, 1990. ISBN 0-87170-395-5. UOP Library.

The University of Plymouth has a partial subscription to British Standards Online (BSOL).  This should be accessed through Student Portal > Electronic Library/Metalib > Find Resources > Choose a sub-category > British Standards. [30-Jan-2019] BSOL has now enabled Shibboleth Federated Access which means users of the resource can tell BSOL which university they are affiliated with and sign in with their university log on, i.e. you no longer need to be on an IP network or, if off-campus, following a specific route through via Primo or the Library Subject Guide to access the authenticated link. You can just Google it and choose Plymouth from a list of institutions which may help to increase ‘findability’ of the product.

The standards available by this route will be indicated by a ü in the right-hand column below - those not available are indicated by a û in the right-hand column below.

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Constituent fibre specifications and test method standards ASTM Standards  Series A  Series B  Series C  Series D  Series E  Series F  Series G  ISO  Non-Destructive Testing (NDT)
Compound specification and test methods On campus:  ASTM standards and literature references for composite materials (PU CSHL 620.1180218 AST)
Test plate manufacture US Military Handbook on composites MIL-HDBK-17 in 5 volumes
Composite material mechanical test methods Volume 1: Polymer Matrix Composites Guidelines for Characterization of Structural Materials  MIL-HDBK-17-1F dated 17 June 2002 (4.5 MB PDF)
Composite material thermal test methods Volume 2: Polymer Matrix Composites Materials Properties  MIL-HDBK-17-2F dated 17 June 2002 (3.3 MB PDF)
Conditioning & environment Volume 3: Polymer Matrix Composites Materials Usage, Design and Analysis  MIL-HDBK-17-3F dated 17 June 2002 (8.4 MB PDF)
Composite material product standards Volume 4: Metal Matrix Composites  MIL-HDBK-17-4A dated 17 June 2002 (2.3 MB PDF)
Sector-specific regulations, (design) codes and standards Volume 5: Ceramic Matrix Composites  MIL-HDBK-17-5 dated 17 June 2002 (2.5 MB PDF)
Sustainability standards  
Standard Test Status BSOL
       
   Constituent fibre specifications and test method standards    
BS ISO 1887:1995 Textile glass. Determination of combustible-matter content    ✓
BS ISO 1888:1996 Textile glass. Staple fibres or filaments. Determination of average diameter    ✓
BS EN ISO 1889:1997 Reinforcement yarns. Determination of linear density    ✓
BS EN ISO 1890:1997 Reinforcement yarns. Determination of twist    ✓
BS EN ISO 2078:1995
  BS 946-2:1995
Textile glass. Yarns. Designation    ✓
BS ISO 3341: 2000 Textile glass. Yarns. Determination of breaking force and breaking elongation    ✓
BS EN ISO 9163:2005 Textile glass. Rovings. Manufacture of test specimens and determination of tensile strength of impregnated rovings    ✓
BS ISO 9291:1996 Textile-glass-reinforced plastics. Rovings. Preparation of unidirectional plates by winding    ✓
ISO 10119:2002
(BS 7658-1:1993)
Carbon fibre. Determination of density    ✓
ISO 10120:1991
(BS 7658-2:1993)
Carbon fibre. method for the determination of linear density    ✓
BS ISO 10371:1993 Fibre reinforced plastics. Braided tapes for composite materials reinforcement. Basis for a specification    ✓
BS EN ISO 10548:2003 Carbon fibre. Determination of size content    ✓
BS EN ISO 10618:2004 Carbon fibre. Determination of tensile properties of resin-impregnated yarn    ✓
BS ISO 11566:1996 Carbon fibre. Determination of the tensile properties of single-filament specimens    ✓
BS ISO 11567:1995 Carbon fibre. Determination of filament diameter and cross-sectional area    ✓
BS EN ISO 13002:1999 Carbon fibre. Designation system for filament yarns    ✓
BS EN 13002-2:1999 Carbon fibre yarns. Test methods and general specifications    ✓
BS EN 13003-1:1999 Para-aramid fibre filament yarns. Designation    ✓
BS EN 13003-2:1999 Para-aramid fibre filament yarns. Methods of test and general specifications    ✓
BS EN 13003-3:1999 Para-aramid fibre filament yarns. Technical specifications    ✓
BS ISO 10371:1993 Fibre reinforced plastics. Braided tapes for composite materials reinforcement. Basis for a specification    ✓
BS EN 13417-1:2001 Reinforcement. Specifications for woven fabrics. Designation    ✓
BS EN 13417-2:2001 Reinforcement. Specifications for woven fabrics. Methods of test and general requirements    ✓
BS EN 13417-3:2001 Reinforcement. Specifications for woven fabrics. Specific Requirements    ✓
BS EN 13473-1:2001 Reinforcement. Specifications for multi-axial multi-ply fabrics. Designation    ✓
BS EN 13473-2:2001 Reinforcement. Specifications for multi-axial multi-ply fabrics. Methods of test and general requirements    ✓
BS EN 13473-3:2001 Reinforcement. Specifications for multi-axial multi-ply fabrics. Specific requirements    ✓
BS EN 14020-1:2002 Reinforcements. Specification for textile glass rovings. Designation    ✓
BS EN 14020-2:2002 Reinforcements. Specification for textile glass rovings. Methods of test and general requirements    ✓
BS EN 14020-3:2002 Reinforcements. Specification for textile glass rovings. Specific requirements    ✓
BS EN 14118-1:2003 Reinforcement. Specifications for textile glass mats (chopped strand and continuous filament mats). Designation  ✓
BS EN 14118-2:2003 Reinforcement. Specifications for textile glass mats (chopped strand and continuous filament mats). Methods of test and general requirements    ✓
BS EN 14118-3:2003 Reinforcement. Specifications for textile glass mats (chopped strand and continuous filament mats). Specific requirements    ✓
BS ISO 15039:2003 Textile-glass rovings. Determination of solubility of size    ✓
BS ISO 15100:2000 Plastics. Reinforcement fibres. Chopped strands. Determination of bulk density    ✓
ISO 21765:2020 Textiles — Determination of fabric deformability by forced mechanical distension    ✗
MoD DefStan 02-166 Requirement for Glass Woven Roving Fabrics for Ship Structures   
       
  Compound specification and test methods    
ASTM D8336-21 Characterizing tack of prepregs using a continuous application-and-peel procedure SG  
BS EN 1719:1999 Adhesives for paper and board, packaging and disposable sanitary products. Tack measurement for pressure-sensitive adhesives. Determination of loop tack    ✓
BS EN 1721:1999 Adhesives for paper and board, packaging and disposable sanitary products. Tack measurement for pressure sensitive adhesives. Determination of rolling ball tack    ✓
BS ISO 8605:2001 Textile-glass-reinforced plastics. Sheet moulding compound (SMC). Basis for specification    ✓
BS EN ISO 10352:1997 Fibre-reinforced plastics. Moulding compounds and prepregs. Determination of mass per unit area UOP Library  ✓
BS EN ISO 11667:2000 Fibre reinforced plastics. Moulding compounds and prepregs. Determination of resin, reinforcement-fibre and mineral-filler content. Dissolution methods    ✓
BS EN ISO 12114:1997 Fibre-reinforced plastics. Thermosetting moulding compounds and prepregs. Determination of cure characteristics    ✓
BS EN ISO 12115:1997 Fibre-reinforced plastics. Thermosetting moulding compounds and prepregs. Determination of flowability, maturation and shelf life    ✓
BS EN 12575:1998 Plastics. Thermoset moulding compounds. Determination of the degree of fibre wet out in SMC    ✓
BS EN 13677-2:2003 Reinforced thermoplastic moulding compounds. Specification for GMT. Methods of test and general requirements    ✓
BS EN 13677-3:2003 Reinforced thermoplastic moulding compounds. Specification for GMT. Specific requirements    ✓
BS EN 13706-1:2002 Reinforced plastics composites. Specifications for pultruded profiles. Designation    ✓
BS EN 13706-2:2002 Reinforced plastics composites. Specifications for pultruded profiles. Method of test and general requirements    ✓
BS EN 13706-3:2002 Reinforced plastics composites. Specifications for pultruded profiles. Specific requirements    ✓
BS EN 14447:2005 Fibre reinforced plastics. Glass mat reinforced thermoplastics (GMT). Determination of flowability and solidification    ✓
BS EN 14598-1:2005 Reinforced thermosetting moulding compounds. Specification for sheet moulding compound (SMC) and bulk moulding compound (BMC). Designation    ✓
BS EN 14598-2:2005 Reinforced thermosetting moulding compounds. Specification for sheet moulding compound (SMC) and bulk moulding compound (BMC). Methods of test and general requirements    ✓
BS EN 14598-3:2005 Reinforced thermosetting moulding compounds. Specification for sheet moulding compound (SMC) and bulk moulding compound (BMC). Specific requirements    ✓
BS ISO 15034:2000 Composites. Prepregs. Determination of resin flow UOP Library  ✓
BS ISO 15040:1999 Composites. Prepregs. Determination of gel time UOP Library  ✓
       
  Test plate manufacture    
BS ISO 1268-1:2001 Fibre-reinforced plastics. Methods of producing test plates. General conditions    ✓
BS ISO 1268-2:2001 Fibre-reinforced plastics. Methods of producing test plates. Contact and spray-up moulding    ✓
BS ISO 1268-3:2000 Fibre-reinforced plastics. Methods of producing test plates. Wet compression moulding    ✓
BS ISO 1268-4:2005 Fibre-reinforced plastics. Methods of producing test plates. Moulding of prepregs    ✓
BS ISO 1268-5:2001 Fibre-reinforced plastics. Methods of producing test plates. Filament winding    ✓
BS ISO 1268-6:2002 Fibre-reinforced plastics. Methods of producing test plates. Pultrusion moulding    ✓
BS ISO 1268-7:2001 Fibre-reinforced plastics. Methods of producing test plates. Resin transfer moulding    ✓
BS ISO 1268-8:2004 Fibre-reinforced plastics. Methods of producing test plates. Compression moulding of SMC and BMC    ✓
BS ISO 1268-9:2003 Fibre-reinforced plastics. Methods of producing test plates. Moulding of GMT/STC    ✓
BS ISO 1268-10:2005 Fibre-reinforced plastics. Methods of producing test plates. Injection moulding of BMC and other long-fibre compounds. General principles and moulding of multipurpose test specimens    ✓
BS ISO 1268-11:2005 Fibre-reinforced plastics. Methods of producing test plates. Injection moulding of BMC and other long-fibre moulding compounds. Small plates    ✓
       
  Composite material mechanical test methods    
BS EN ISO 527-1:1996
  BS 2782-3:Method 321:1994
Plastics. Determination of tensile properties. General principles UOP Library  ✓
BS EN ISO 527-2:1996
  BS 2782-3:Method 322:1994
Plastics. Determination of tensile properties. Test conditions for moulding and extrusion plastics UOP Library  ✓
BS EN ISO 527-3:1996
  BS 2782-3:Method 326E:1995
Plastics. Determination of tensile properties. Test conditions for films and sheets UOP Library  ✓
BS EN ISO 527-4:1997
  BS 2782-3:Method 326F:1997
Plastics. Determination of tensile properties. Test conditions for isotropic and orthotropic fibre-reinforced plastic composites UOP Library  ✓
BS EN ISO 527-5:1997
  BS 2782-3:Method 326G:1997
Plastics. Determination of tensile properties. Test conditions for unidirectional fibre-reinforced plastic composites    ✓
BS EN ISO 899-1:2003 Plastics. Determination of creep behaviour. Tensile creep UOP Library  ✓
BS EN ISO 899-2:2003 Plastics. Determination of creep behaviour. Flexural creep by three-point loading    ✓
BS ISO 13003:2003 Fibre-reinforced plastics. Determination of fatigue properties under cyclic loading conditions    ✓
BS EN ISO 14125:1998 Fibre-reinforced plastic composites. Determination of flexural properties UOP Library  ✓
BS EN ISO 14126:1999 Fibre-reinforced plastic composites. Determination of compressive properties in the in-plane direction UOP Library  ✓
ISO/DIS 14127 (98/122472DC) Composites. Determination of resin, fibre and void content of composites reinforced with carbon fibre    ✗
BS EN ISO 14129:1998 Fibre-reinforced plastic composites. Determination of the in-plane shear stress/shear strain response, including the in-plane shear modulus and strength by the ± 45° tension test method UOP Library  ✓
BS EN ISO 14130:1998 Fibre-reinforced plastic composites. Determination of apparent interlaminar shear strength by short-beam method UOP Library  ✓
BS ISO 15024:2001 Fibre-reinforced plastic composites. Determination of mode I interlaminar fracture toughness, Gic, for unidirectionally reinforced materials UOP Library  ✓
BS ISO 15114:2014 Fibre-reinforced plastic composites.  Determination of the mode II fracture resistance for unidirectionally reinforced materials using the calibrated end-loaded split (C-ELS) test and an effective crack length approach  
ISO 15310:2005 Reinforced plastics. Determination of the in-plane shear modulus by the plate twist method UOP Library  ✓
ISO 19927:2018 Fibre-reinforced plastic composites -- Determination of interlaminar strength and modulus by double beam shear test   
ASTM D3479/D3479M-12 Standard test method for tension-tension fatigue of polymer matrix composite materials   
ASTM D7791-17 Standard test method for uniaxial fatigue properties of plastics   
       
  Composite material thermal test methods    
BS EN ISO 11357-1:1997 Plastics. Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC). General principles UOP Library  ✓
BS ISO 11357-2:1999 Plastics. Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC). Determination of glass transition temperature UOP Library  ✓
BS ISO 11357-3:1999 Plastics. Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC). Determination of temperature and enthalpy of melting and crystallization UOP Library  ✓
BS ISO 11357-4:2005 Plastics. Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC). Determination of specific heat capacity    ✓
BS ISO 11357-5:1999 Plastics. Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC). Determination of characteristic reaction-curve temperatures and times, enthalphy of reaction and degree of conversion    ✓
BS ISO 11357-6:2002 Plastics. Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC). Determination of oxidation induction time    ✓
BS ISO 11357-7:2002 Plastics. Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC). Determination of crystallization kinetics    ✓
ISO/CD 11357-8 (00/121250 DC) Plastics. Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC). Part 8. Determination of amount of bound water sorbed by polymers Draft for public comment - withdrawn.   ✗
    
  Conditioning & environment    
BS EN ISO 62:1999 Plastics. Determination of water absorption UOP Library  ✓
BS EN ISO 175:2001
  BS 2782-8:Method 830A:1999
Plastics. Methods of test for the determination of the effects of immersion in liquid chemicals   ✓
BS EN ISO 291:2005 Plastics. Standard atmospheres for conditioning and testing UOP Library  ✓
BS EN 2489:1995 Fibre reinforced plastics. Determination of the action of test fluids    ✗
BS EN 60216-1:2002
  IEC 60216-1:2001
Guide for the determination of thermal endurance properties of electrical insulating materials. Ageing procedures and evaluation of test results    ✗
BS EN 60216-2:2005 Electrical insulating materials. Thermal endurance properties. Determination of thermal endurance properties of electrical insulating materials. Choice of test criteria    ✗
BS EN 60216-3:2006 Electrical insulating materials. Thermal endurance properties. Instructions for calculating thermal endurance characteristics    ✗
BS EN 60216-4-1:2006 Electrical insulating materials. Thermal endurance properties. Ageing ovens. Single-chamber ovens    ✗
BS EN 60216-4-2:2001
  IEC 60216-4-2:2000
Guide for the determination of thermal endurance properties of electrical insulating materials. Electrical insulating materials. Thermal endurance properties. Precision ovens for use up to 300°C   ✗
BS EN 60216-4-3:2000
  IEC 60216-4-3:2000
Guide for the determination of thermal endurance properties of electrical insulating materials. Electrical insulating materials. Thermal endurance properties. Ageing ovens. Multi-chamber ovens. Multi-chamber ovens.   ✗
BS EN 60216-5:2003 Electrical insulating materials. Thermal endurance properties. Determination of relative thermal endurance index (RTE) of an insulating material   ✗
BS EN 60216-6:2006 Electrical insulating materials. Thermal endurance properties. Determination of thermal endurance indices (TI and RTE) of an insulating material using the fixed time frame method   ✗
    
  Sustainability and end-of-life  (also see Sustainability standards)    
ASTM D5511-12 Standard Test Method for determining anaerobic biodegradation of plastic materials under high-solids anaerobic-digestion conditions   
ASTM D5526-12 Standard Test Method for determining anaerobic biodegradation of plastic materials under accelerated landfill conditions   
ASTM D6400-12 Standard Specification for labeling of plastics designed to be aerobically composted in municipal or industrial facilities   
ASTM D6868-11 Standard Specification for labeling of end items that incorporate plastics and polymers as coatings or additives with paper and other substrates designed to be aerobically composted in municipal or industrial facilities   
ASTM D7081-05 Standard Specification for non-floating biodegradable plastics in the marine environment (withdrawn 2014 ~ no replacement)   
BS 8900:2006 Guidance for managing sustainable development    
BS 8901:2009 Specification for a sustainability management system for events    
BS 8902:2009 Responsible sourcing sector certification schemes for construction products    
BS 8905:2011Framework for the assessment of the sustainable use of materials. Guidance    ✓
BS EN 13432:2000 Packaging. Requirements for packaging recoverable through composting and biodegradation. Test scheme and evaluation criteria for the final acceptance of packaging   
ISO 45001 Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems   
       
  Miscellaneous standards    
BS EN ISO 12215  Small craft. Hull construction and scantlings    
ISO 10303-11:2004 Industrial automation systems and integration -- Product data representation and exchange -- Part 11: description methods: the EXPRESS language reference manual   
ISO 10303-45:2008 Industrial automation systems and integration - Product data representation and exchange - Part 45: integrated generic resource: material and other engineering properties    
ISO 10303-209:2001 Industrial automation systems and integration -- Product data representation and exchange -- Part 209:
application protocol: composite and metallic structural analysis and related design
  
ISO 13584:2001 Industrial automation systems and integration - Parts library - Part 1: Overview and fundamental principles   
ISO 25178-2:2012 Geometrical product specifications (GPS) -- Surface texture: Areal -- Part 2: Terms, definitions and surface texture parameters  

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Created by John Summerscales on 05 November 2007 and updated on 19-May-2022 9:53. Terms and conditions. Errors and omissions. Corrections.