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Shear Testing

Shear test is to determine the resistance of materials under shear force, which is one of the basic test methods to test the mechanical properties of materials. Shear test is the most commonly used method to determine the shear strength of a material, which is the maximum shear stress that a material can withstand before fracture. This is a very important design feature for bolts and screws, etc. many types of fasteners. T, C&A Lab provides a wide range of shear test methods according to ASTM and ISO standards, suitable for a wide variety of samples, including metals, polymers, and composites and other materials.

The shear testing methods we provide include but are not limited to:

  • In-Plane Shear Testing

  • Short Beam Shear Testing

  • V-Notch Shear Testing

  • Lap Shear Testing, Including Single Lap Shear Testing, Double Lap Shear Testing

  • Single Shear Testing

  • Double Shear Testing

Standards we test to

ASTM D732Shear Strength of Plastics Testing Methods by Punch Tool
ASTM D1002Shear Strength of Single Lap Bonded Metal Specimen
ASTM D3163Determining Strength of Adhesively Bonded Rigid Plastic Lap-Shear Joints in Shear by Tension Loading
ASTM D3164Strength Properties of Adhesively Bonded Plastic Lap-Shear Sandwich Joints in Shear by Tension Loading
ASTM D3410Compressive Properties of Polymer Matrix Composite Materials with Unsupported Gage Section by Shear Loading
ASTM D3518In-Plane Shear Response of Polymer Matrix Composite Materials
ASTM D3528Strength Properties of Double Lap Shear Adhesive Joints by Tension Loading
ASTM D3846In-Plane Shear Strength of Reinforced Plastics
ASTM D5379By V-Notched Beam Method to Testing the Shear Properties of Composite Materials
ASTM D5656Determination of the Stress-Strain Behavior of Adhesives in Shear
ASTM D5868Testing Lap Shear Adhesion for Fiber Reinforced Plastic Bonding
ASTM D7078Testing Shear Properties of Composite Materials
ASTM B769Shear Testing of Aluminum Alloys
ASTM C273Testing the Shear Properties of Sandwich Core Materials
ASTM C393Testing Core Shear Properties of Sandwich Constructions
ISO 14130Short Beam Method to Measure Apparent Interlaminar Shear Strength

In addition, the experts in our Shear Testing Laboratory also provide a variety of custom tests as you need. Let's discuss the customized service with our experts for free.

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  1. Dafalla M A . Effects of Clay and Moisture Content on Direct Shear Tests for Clay-Sand Mixtures[J]. Advances in Materials ence and Engineering, 2013, 2013(4).

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