The shear frame testing system is for testing the tensile load of textiles and textile-reinforced plastics (e.g. composites, prepregs or organic sheets) with different bond types. By using the shearing device and evaluating the shear force shear angle diagrams calculated with it, it is possible to make statements about the expected deformability of materials. These are relevant, for example, for draping, a manufacturing process in which flat semi-finished products are applied to curved surfaces.
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