ASTM D732 Testing

Applied Technical Services conducts ASTM D732 testing to determine the shear strength of common composite materials such as sheets, molded shapes, and plates.
Why is Shear Strength Important?
The term shear strength refers to a material’s resistance to forces that cause the material’s interior structure to shift, often resulting in failure. Shear strength data offers essential insight into a material’s ability to perform to the desired standard under specific conditions. Shear strength is significant for materials subjected to crushing loads in their intended applications.
About the ASTM D732 Testing Procedure
During the procedure, technicians attach the sample to a punch between two metal fixtures. Next, a testing machine causes the punch to puncture the specimen, leading to shear along the hole’s edge. Technicians then determine the shear strength of a sample by dividing the max shearing load by the sheared edge’s total area. ASTM D732 has several advantages, including:
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