ASTM D3528 - 96(2008)

    Standard Test Method for Strength Properties of Double Lap Shear Adhesive Joints by Tension Loading

    Active Standard ASTM D3528 | Developed by Subcommittee: D14.80

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.06


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    Significance and Use

    This test method is designed to produce shear property data for the process control and specification of adhesives. This test method may also be useful for research and development of adhesives.

    Lap shear properties vary with specimen configuration preparation, speed, and environment of testing. Consequently, where precise comparative results are desired, these factors must be carefully controlled and reported.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the determination of the tensile shear strengths of adhesives for bonding metals when tested in an essentially peel-free standard specimen that develops adhesive stress distribution representative of that developed in a typical low-peel production-type structural joint. The reproducibility of the strengths achieved are directly related to conformance with specified conditions of preparation and testing.

    1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.

    1.3 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    A167 Specification for Stainless and Heat-Resisting Chromium-Nickel Steel Plate, Sheet, and Strip

    B36/B36M Specification for Brass Plate, Sheet, Strip, And Rolled Bar

    B152/B152M Specification for Copper Sheet, Strip, Plate, and Rolled Bar

    B209 Specification for Aluminum and Aluminum-Alloy Sheet and Plate

    B265 Specification for Titanium and Titanium Alloy Strip, Sheet, and Plate

    D618 Practice for Conditioning Plastics for Testing

    D907 Terminology of Adhesives

    E4 Practices for Force Verification of Testing Machines

    E122 Practice for Calculating Sample Size to Estimate, With Specified Precision, the Average for a Characteristic of a Lot or Process

    E171 Practice for Conditioning and Testing Flexible Barrier Packaging


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 83.180 (Adhesives)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 31201601(Chemical adhesives); 41114619(Shear strength testers)


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/D3528-96R08

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    Citation Format

    ASTM D3528-96(2008), Standard Test Method for Strength Properties of Double Lap Shear Adhesive Joints by Tension Loading, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2008, www.astm.org

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