This document specifies the methods for:
a) uninterrupted creep tests with continuous monitoring of extension;
b) interrupted creep tests with periodic measurement of elongation;
c) stress rupture tests where normally only the time to fracture is measured;
d) a test to verify that a predetermined time can be exceeded under a given force, with the elongation or extension not necessarily being reported.
NOTE A creep test can be continued until fracture has occurred or it can be stopped before fracture.