ASTM D6415 / D6415M – 06a(2013) : Standard Test Method for Measuring the Curved Beam Strength of a Fiber-Reinforced Polymer-Matrix Composite
This test method determines the curved beam strength of a continuous fiber-reinforced composite material using a 90° curved beam specimen (Fig. 1 and Fig. 2). The curved beam consists of two straight legs connected by a 90° bend with a 6.4-mm [0.25 in.] inner radius.
An out-of-plane (through-the-thickness) tensile stress is produced in the curved region of the specimen when force is applied. This test method is limited to use with composites consisting of layers of fabric or layers of unidirectional fibers.