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Standard Test Method for Bridge Impact Testing

ASTM-D5265 - 2003 R09 EDITION - SUPERSEDED
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Standard Test Method for Bridge Impact Testing
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Scope

1.1 This test method is intended to determine the capability of a long package with a narrow cross-section to resist impact near its center when the package is supported only at its ends. This test method allows the user to select from two test options: Option A employs the use of a free-fall drop tester (see Exhibit B), and Option B employs the use of simulated mechanical impact testing equipment (SMITE; see Exhibit A). The two optional procedures are designed to impart the same amount of kinetic energy at impact; therefore, each procedure yields equal damage-producing potential.

1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.

1.3 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety problems, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

Significance and Use

Materials shipped in long, narrow packages, with lengths at least three times their width or height, are liable to damage as a result of impact near their midpoint when only the ends are supported. This type of damage can occur during the shipment of packaging of mixed dimensions. It is particularly prevalent during conveyer line transport and sortation. This test method provides a means of determining resistance to such damage.

Keywords

bridge impact; drop test; free-fall; packaging; SMITE tester; Bridge impact; Damage assessment; Drop tests--shipping containers; Free-fall drop tester; Narrow packages; Packing/packaging materials/systems; SMITE (simulated mechanical impact) tester

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15.10 (Packaging; Flexible Barrier Packaging)

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Document Number

ASTM-D5265-03(2009)

Revision Level

2003 R09 EDITION

Status

Superseded

Modification Type

Reapproval

Publication Date

March 1, 2009

Document Type

Test Method

Page Count

4 pages

Committee Number

D10.21