Test Method Summary
Three-point beam flexure testing per ISO 14130, is used to determine the apparent interlaminar shear strength of fiber-reinforced plastic composite materials.
The short-beam strength is of interest for screening materials or for quality control of composite materials. The beam flexure test is performed by placing the specimen symmetrical on the support fixture that is mounted either to a servohydraulic or an electromechanical testing machine. The load is applied to the specimen at mid-span until interlaminar shear failure occurs. The standard addresses fibre-reinforced thermosetting and thermoplastic composite materials.
Solutions for ISO 14130 typically include these types of components:
Load Frame Options
The MTS Landmark servohydraulic test systems and MTS Criterion electromechanical universal test systems are ideal for performing accurate and repeatable monotonic testing of fiber-reinforced plastic composite materials per ISO 14130.
The MTS Landmark system’s innovative test frame design exhibits superior stiffness and alignment capabilities. The test system integrates the latest MTS servohydraulic technology including precision- machined columns for consistently tight alignment, fatigue-rated MTS actuators with low friction bearings, smooth-ramping hydraulic service manifolds, and SilentFlo™ hydraulic power units are quiet enough to be located directly in the laboratory.
The compact MTS Criterion test system features high-resolution MTS digital controls, linear motion guides for superior alignment, high-speed, low vibration MTS electromechanical drives, optional Dual Zone test space for maximizing efficiency and anti-rotation grip/fixture mounting to minimize fixture misalignment.
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