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ASTM D3332

1999 Edition, April 10, 1999

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Standard Test Methods for Mechanical-Shock Fragility of Products, Using Shock Machines

Includes all amendments and changes through Reapproval Notice , 2016


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Product Details:

  • Revision: 1999 Edition, April 10, 1999
  • Published Date: January 2016
  • Status: Active, Most Current
  • Document Language: English
  • Published By: ASTM International (ASTM)
  • Page Count: 8
  • ANSI Approved: No
  • DoD Adopted: No

Description / Abstract:

These test methods cover determination of the shock fragility of products. This fragility information may be used in designing shipping containers for transporting the products. It may also be used to improve product ruggedness. Unit or consumer packages, which are transported within an outer container, are considered to be the product for the purposes of these test methods. Two test methods are outlined, as follows:

Test Method A is used first, to determine the product’s critical velocity change.

Test Method B is used second, to determine the product’s critical acceleration.

The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.

This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, 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. For specific precautionary statements, see Section 6.