ASTM D3787 Textile Ball Burst Testing

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ASTM D3787 | Textiles | Ball Burst Testing

ASTM D3787 is a test method specific to textiles that demonstrate significant ultimate elongations. The test determines the bursting strength of textiles by exerting a force on the clamped material with a spherical plunger until the material breaks.

Before conducting ASTM D3787, it is important to read the entire specification in the relevant ASTM publication.

ASTM D3787 | Textiles | Ball Burst Testing

  1. Prepare the test specimens as described in the test method, usually five specimens per material being tested. Follow procedures for conditioning the specimens.
  2. Place the test specimen into the ring clamp, and fasten securely. There should be no tension in the fabric.
  3. Apply a force to the specimen with the spherical plunger at the constant rate of speed noted in the test standard.
  4. Continue the application of the force until the specimen bursts, and record the load at burst.
Calculations:
  • Bursting Strength
  • Average Bursting Strength

ASTM D3787 | Textiles | Ball Burst Testing

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