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ARP3050A - Suitable Test Sizes for O-ring Specifications

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Document Number: ARP3050A
Project Initiation: 09-12-2012
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Revision Number: A
Sponsor Name: Sudhir Bafna
Title
Suitable Test Sizes for O-ring Specifications
Scope
There are many tests that have been developed to characterize rubber O-rings. Many of these tests are independent of the size of the O-ring being tested. However, there are some tests, specifically, stress/strain properties, that are a function of the O-ring's size. The purpose of this report is to provide guidelines for specifying O-rings that would be considered "suitable for testing " when writing O-ring material specifications.
Rationale
Currently limited to tensile tests though that is never explicitly stated anywhere in current 2-2007 version. This is causing confusion when referencing in AMS7xxx specs. ARP3050 needs to be revised to address not just tensile tests but also comp set and other tests
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