ASTM D6641 - Compressive Properties of Polymer Matrix Composite Materials Using a Combined Loading Compression (CLC) Test Fixture
Instron offers several fixtures for the compression testing of composites without anti-buckling guide plates. This is often the preferred way of testing composites, as the free unsupported gauge length is more representative of true compression behavior.
The ASTM D6484 / D6484M fixture is used to perform open-hole compressive tests on multi-directional polymer matrix composite laminates reinforced with high modulus fibers.
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