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ASTM D3165

 Standard Test Method for Strength Properties of Adhesives in Shear by Tension Loading of Single-Lap-Joint Laminated Assemblies

This test method is designed for determining the shear strengths of adhesives in large joint areas by the standard single lap joint method.

Place bonded specimen vertically in wedge grip fixture.  Apply load until failure.   The failure of this test should be my shearing of the adhesive.

Adhesives bond strength at failure, failure type.

Equipment Used:
Wedge grips.