STP626: Effects of Some Variables in Specimen Selection and Procedures on the Results of Shear Tests

    Kaufman, JG
    Manager of technical development and research engineer, Aluminum Company of America, Pittsburgh, Pa.

    Davies, RE
    Manager of technical development and research engineer, Aluminum Company of America, Pittsburgh, Pa.

    Pages: 9    Published: Jan 1977


    Abstract

    Studies of the effect of variations in test method and specimen orientation and location on the results of shear tests of aluminum alloys have shown that, in double-shear tests, (a) specimen size and lubrication—even that from the human skin—affect shear strength values by 3 to 4 percent, and (b) shear strength varies with location of shear plane through the thickness of aluminum alloy products. In blanking-shear tests, clearance between punch and dies up to 12 percent of the sheet thickness has no significant effect on test values.

    Keywords:

    mechanical tests, shear tests, aluminum alloys


    Paper ID: STP27087S

    Committee/Subcommittee: E28.08

    DOI: 10.1520/STP27087S


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