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.