GZ IL-10

ILSS bending test fixture for quasi-static tests

An ILSS bending test fixture is used to determine the apparent interlaminar shear strength (ILSS). The test fixture is used for testing according to various standards on short, long and continuous fibre-reinforced plastics with thermoplastic or thermosetting base materials and is used for unidirectional layers or fabrics. In addition, isotropic materials such as pure resin or adhesive resin materials can also be tested with this test fixture.

The short beam test method is a modification of the 3-point bending test. The support distance is small in relation to the specimen thickness, which means that the specimen is loaded in shear. The specimens specified in the relevant standards differ in length, thickness and support span. The test specimen is a short beam made of a thermoplastic or thermosetting matrix with fibre reinforcement in 0° or 0°/90° direction. By apparent interlaminar shear strength the standard means “the maximum shear stress present in half the thickness of the test specimen at the moment of first failure”.

  • Compact test fixture for test loads up to max. 10 kN
  • Specimen geometry 20 mm x 10 mm x 2...3 mm
  • Exchangeable support inserts for simple and quick adaptation of the test fixture to the respective test standard
  • Precise centring of the specimen by lateral guides and setting gauge
  • Stainless steel design of all components for use in climatic chambers (-40...+150 °C)
  • Support inserts for various standards
  • Adapter for connection to all common electromechanical and servo-hydraulic universal testing machines
  • Compression plate for lower mounting in universal testing machines according to customer specification
  • Extension set for 3-point and 4-point bending tests according to DIN EN ISO 14125, DIN EN ISO 178, ASTM D7264, ASTM D790, DIN EN 2563 or similar
  • DIN EN ISO 14130, "Fibre reinforced plastic composites - determination of apparent interlaminar shear strength by short beam-method", DIN, 1997
  • DIN EN 2377, "Aerospace series; glass fibre reinforced plastics; test method; determination of apparent interlaminar shear strength", DIN, 1989
  • DIN EN 2563, Aerospace series - carbon fibre reinforced plastics - unidirectional laminates; determination of apparent interlaminar shear strength", DIN, 1997
  • ASTM D2344, "Standard test method for short-beam strength of polymer matrix composite materials and their laminates", ASTM, 2016