ASTM D1002, Adhesively Bonded Metal Specimens, Lap Shear Strength
The strength of adhesive bonds depends greatly on the conditions under which the bonding process is carried out. Therefore, variations in this process lead to variations in the accuracy of the results acquired from strength tests of these bonds. It is the responsibility of the manufacturer to prepare samples in accordance with the ASTM standard.
The ASTM standard specifies that “the testing machine shall conform to the requirements of Practices E 4.” For this test, we used the 5569 electromechanical test frame, with a 50 kN load cell and 30 kN capacity mechanical wedge action grips with coarse serrated faces. The standard further specifies that “the long axis of the test specimen coincide with the direction of applied pull through the center line of the grip assembly.” In order to ensure that the load be applied in exactly the same direction as the center line, we inserted spacers into the grips. Ideally the spacers would be bonded to, or machined into, the specimen.
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The strength of adhesive bonds depends greatly upon the conditions under which the bonding process is carried out and the testing for which is described in ASTM D 1002, Lap Shear Strength of Adhesively Bonded Metal Specimens. This report demonstrates the capabilities of the Instron test frame and software for testing in accorandance to this standard.
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