Fibre-Reinforced Plastic Composites - Determination of Apparent Interlaminar Shear Strength by Short-Beam Method
|Publication Date:||15 December 1997|
|ICS Code (Reinforced plastics):||83.120|
This International Standard specifies a procedure for determining the apparent interlaminar shear strength of fibre-reinforced plastic composites by the short-beam method.
The method is suitable for use with fibre-reinforced plastic composites with a thermoset or a thermoplastic matrix, providing interlaminar shear failure is obtained.
NOTE - When using other than laminated materials which are not symmetrical and balanced, the results may be affected by various couplings such as extension/bending, bending/twisting, etc.
The method is not suitable for the determination of design parameters, but may be used for screening materials, or as a quality-control test.