The shear test is used to determine the load capacity of a material against shearing.
The shear strength can also be determined with the shear test. The shear strength is the resistance that a solid body opposes tangential shear forces.
In the shear test, a specimen is loaded with a normal stress that acts perpendicular to the shear surface and the shear force Fm is determined, which is required for the material separation. The shear force is distributed over the entire shear area S0, from which the shear strength T results. The transverse rotation of the specimen is prevented by appropriate clamping.
- Adhesives – Determination of tensile shear strength of overlap bonds; DIN EN 1465
- Interlaminar shear strength according to DIN EN 2563
- Pull-off test in accordance with DIN EN 1939 and DIN EN 14410