Joint strength test

We offer:

  • Experiment design
  • Sampling and conditioning of metallic and composite materials
  • Testing joints at room temperature
  • Joint strength at cold temperature (down to -150°C)
  • Joint strength at elevated temperature (up to 280°C)
  • Fracture surface analysis
  • Statement of conformity to specification

Equipment (selection):

  • Instron electromechanical testing machine (max. static load up to 100 kN, crosshead displacement up to 1000 mm, load cells with ranges ±1 kN, ±10 kN, ±100 kN)
  • Hydropuls Schenck servo-hydraulic machine (max. static load up to 250 kN, crosshead travel up to 100 mm)
  • Inova servo-hydraulic machines (max. static loads up to 50 kN, 100 kN, and 200 kN, crosshead travel up to 100 mm)
  • test conditioning chambers (test environment in the range -150°C ÷ 280°C)
  • Climacell conditioning chamber (long-term environment of elevated temperature and humidity, typically 70°C at 85% r.h.)
  • Kimo Instruments thermocouple loggers (specimen temperature measurement in the range -180°C ÷ 480°C)
  • X-Sight optical extensometer (strain measurement and digital image correlation (DIC))

Standards within the accreditation of ISO/IEC 17025:

EN 1465 Adhesives - Determination of tensile lap-shear strength of bonded assemblies
ASTM D1002 Standard Test Method for Apparent Shear Strength of Single-Lap-Joint Adhesively Bonded Metal Specimens by Tension Loading (Metal-to-Metal)
ASTM D3528 Standard Test Method for Strength Properties of Double Lap Shear Adhesive Joints by Tension Loading
ASTM D5961 Standard Test Method for Bearing Response of Polymer Matrix Composite Laminates
ASTM D7332 Standard Test Method for Measuring the Fastener Pull-Through Resistance of a Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Matrix Composite
Joint strength test
Joint strength test
Joint strength test


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