LOAD TEST (TENSILE YIELD)
Understanding the mechanical properties and behaviour of GRP laminates is critical for larger scale structural products. In these circumstances GRP Aberdeen Ltd has carried out load tests to ascertain the Ultimate Tensile Yield of a particular laminate make up.
Unlike some materials, the properties of a composite material like GRP are influenced by a number of factors including resin and glass types used, percentage of glass versus resin, lay up method and in the case of hand lay up the individual laminator.
With this in mind, tensile tests have been carried out on numerous occasions to verify a chosen laminate with a view to using the results in structural calculations. The tests are carried out to a written procedure with all aspects of the test samples documented and controlled throughout the process. A final report is created for future reference with all the results tabulated.
Tensile tests have also been carried out in conjunction with other testing, for example the Ammonia Tests.