ECSS-Q-70-45A – Standard methods for mechanical testing of metallic materials (29 August 2003)

This Standard has been cancelled and replaced by ECSS-Q-ST-70-45C (31 July 2008).


This Standard defines the requirements for mechanical testing of metallic materials to be used in the fabrication of spacecraft hardware.

This Standard establishes the requirements for most relevant test methods carried out to assess the tensile, fatigue and fracture properties of metallic materials. It does not give a complete review of all the existing test methods for the evaluation of mechanical properties of metallic materials.

Furthermore, this Standard gives the requirements and guidelines for the evaluation, presentation and reporting of test results.