Standard Terminology for
Plastics: Dynamic Mechanical Properties 1
This standard is issued under the fixed designation D 4092; the number immediately following the designation indicates the year of
original adoption or, in the case of revision, the year of the last revision. A number in parentheses indicates the year of last reapproval. A
superscript epsilon (e) indicates an editorial change since the last revision or reapproval.
This standard has been approved for use by agencies of the Department of Defense.
1.1 This terminology is a compilation of definitions and
descriptions of technical terms used in dynamic mechanical
property measurements on polymeric materials, including solutions, melts, and solids. Terms that are generally understood
or defined adequately in other readily available sources are
either not included or sources identified.
1.2 A definition is a single sentence with additional information included in notes. It is reviewed every five years and
the year of the last review or revision is appended.
1.3 Definitions identical to those published by another
standards organization or ASTM committee are identified with
the abbreviation of the name of the organization or the ASTM
committee; for example, ICTA is the International Conference
on Thermal Analysis and— ISO is the International Standards
Organization, Specifically ISO 472: 1988 (E/F) document.
1.4 Descriptions of terms specific to dynamic mechanical
measurements are identified with an italicized introductory
NOTE 1—This terminology is similar to ISO 6721-1 1994 in title only.
The ISO document cites only 13 terms and this terminology defines 49
2. Referenced Documents
2.1 ASTM Standards:
D 653 Terminology Relating to Soil, Rock, and Contained
D 883 Terminology Relating to Plastics3
D 2231 Practice for Rubber Properties in Forced Vibration4
E 6 Definitions of Terms Relating to Methods of Mechanical Testing5
2.2 ISO Standards:6
ISO 472: 1988 (E/F) Definitions
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