ASTM D4501 - 01(2014)

    Standard Test Method for Shear Strength of Adhesive Bonds Between Rigid Substrates by the Block-Shear Method

    Active Standard ASTM D4501 | Developed by Subcommittee: D14.40

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.06


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    Significance and Use

    5.1 This test method provides an estimate of the shear strength of an adhesive on various machinable and nonmachinable substrate materials. It is particularly applicable for testing bonds between ceramic, glass, magnet moldings, and plastic parts with one flat face where machining would be difficult or impractical.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method describes a procedure and fixture used to determine shear strengths of adhesives used to bond materials with moduli higher than the modulus of the adhesive. The size and shape of the specimens are variable within the physical restraints of the fixture.

    1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard.

    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

    D907 Terminology of Adhesives

    E4 Practices for Force Verification of Testing Machines


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 83.180 (Adhesives)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 31201601(Chemical adhesives)


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/D4501

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    Citation Format

    ASTM D4501-01(2014), Standard Test Method for Shear Strength of Adhesive Bonds Between Rigid Substrates by the Block-Shear Method, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2014, www.astm.org

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