Tensile Strength Composite Sandwich Constructions
Flatwise tensile strength of sandwich construction is a measure of the strength between the substrate and the core material. If the bond between core and substrate is sufficiently strong then strength of the core material can be determined.
To meet the requirements of ASTM C297, we offer a range of fixtures for this type of testing. A variety of materials including aerospace grade, honeycomb core, continuous core, and organic or metallic core materials can be adhered to various sizes of specimen blocks which are placed onto dual yoke fixtures and loaded axially via an Instron testing machine at a constant rate.
The test results can be analysed using Instron® Bluehill® Software.
The following Instron fixtures conform to ASTM C297.
For a shear fixture conforming to ASTM C273 see S4681A and S4682A.
The sandwich flatwise tension fixture is designed to measure the bond strength between the facing and core of a sandwich construction panel.
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Instron 3300 Series Universal Testing Systems for Tensile, Compression, Bend, and other material property tests.
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Bluehill Universal Software is built from the ground-up for touch interaction and an intuitive user experience. Discover simpler and smarter testing with features such as pre-loaded test methods, QuickTest in seconds, enhanced data exporting: and Instron Connect – a new feature that provides a direct communication link to Service. Users of previous versions of software such as Bluehill 2 and Bluehill 3 can easily upgrade to the newest version of Bluehill.
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5900 Universal Testing Systems are engineered for precision, built for durability, and offer the flexibility for changing requirements. They are designed with standard and optional features that increase testing efficiency and improve the testing experience for the operator. A wide range of models are available for testing capacities from < 100N up to 600kN.
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