ISO 14125 Flexural Properties of Fiber-Reinforced Plastic Composites
Flexural testing is an important part of the characterization process of any material because the test results provide relevant information for how the material will behave under real-world conditions. Especially for composite materials, which are often used in aerospace, automotive and energy applications, it is critical to understand how much flex the material has and maintain its strength.
ISO 14125 describes the procedure for determining the flexural properties of fiber-reinforced composites in either a three- or four-point flexure test. Instron's three-point flexure fixture has an optional four-point loading head, making it easy to switch between the two different test types. We recommend either a 3300 or 5900 universal testing instrument for this application, as it can easily be configured with any of the other common composite test applications, such as tensile, shear and compression.
Instron 3300 Series Universal Testing Systems for Tensile, Compression, Bend, and other material property tests.
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5900 Universal Testing Systems are engineered for precision, built for durability, and offer the flexibility for changing requirements. They are designed with standard and optional features that increase testing efficiency and improve the testing experience for the operator. A wide range of models are available for testing capacities from < 100N up to 600kN.
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The 2810-400 flexure fixture allows a variety of flexural tests to be performed, including determination of flexural modulus,flexural strength and flexural yield strength. Easy-to-install, the three-point fixture can be modified with an optional conversion kit to provide a four-point bending conversion
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Bluehill Universal Software is built from the ground-up for touch interaction and an intuitive user experience. Discover simpler and smarter testing with features such as pre-loaded test methods, QuickTest in seconds, enhanced data exporting: and Instron Connect – a new feature that provides a direct communication link to Service. Users of previous versions of software such as Bluehill 2 and Bluehill 3 can easily upgrade to the newest version of Bluehill.
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