Shear test

This test method facilitates a comparative material assessment or to provide evidence of a minimum shear strength after thermal aging (UL 746B).

In the shear test, the compressive force of a steel piston with a defined diameter shears a clamped sheet. The shear stress and shear deformation are recorded in a curve until the material has completely separated; the corresponding shear strength is then determined from this data.

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Results of the test method
  • Shear strength [MPa]
  • Stress-deformation