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Proficiency Testing Australia (PTA) is currently accepting registrations for Round 13 of our Tensile Testing of Metals Program.  

 

Tensile Testing of Metals Program

This round of the program will involve participants testing a carbon steel round bar and an aluminium flat bar.  Participants may treat the carbon steel sample in the same manner as their routinely tested samples.  Requirements for machining the aluminium sample will be provided in the instructions sent to the participants with the samples.

Tests covered in this round of the program will include the following:

  • 0.2% Proof Stress (non-proportional elongation) (Rp0.2);
  • Lower Yield Strength (ReL);
  • Upper Yield Strength (ReH);
  • Tensile Strength (Rm);
  • Percentage Elongation after Fracture (A%); and
  • Percentage Reduction in Area after Fracture (Z%), for the carbon steel round bar.

All testing, recording and reporting should be performed in accordance with your routine test methods, but testing in accordance with AS 1391 – Metallic materials – Tensile testing at ambient temperature (2007) or ISO 6892-1 – Metallic materials – Tensile testing – Part 1: Method of test at room temperature (2016) are the preferred test methods.

Samples will be sent to participants this month.  Registration for participation in this program will remain open for the next two weeks.

For more information about the program, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Tensile Testing of Metals