In-plane compression test jigs for composite materials are specially designed for testing the in-plane strength properties of thin, rigid plastics, both non-reinforced and reinforced, and other composite materials. Specimens are held in the jigs in a vertical direction and a compressive force is applied to the specimen’s end surface.
Two in-plane compression test jigs for composite materials are available: an ASTM D695 and ASTM D3846 compliant jig and a JIS K7076 (method A) and JIS K7018 (method 1) compliant jig. A 100 mm (3.9 in) diameter spherically seated compression plate set is used to apply the compressive force and should be ordered along with the jigs.
In certain regions, kits are available comprising one type of in-plane compression test jig for composite materials, a 100 mm diameter spherically seated compression plate set, and a compression and bending loading jig matched to a specific model universal tester. Please consult with your local Shimadzu representative for further information.
Additional items needed for operation:
- 100 mm diameter spherically seated compression plate set