plate-shear test

plate-shear test

[′plāt ¦shir ‚test]
(engineering)
A method used to get true shear data on a honeycomb core by bonding the core between two thick steel plates and subjecting the core to shear by displacing the plates relative to each other by loading in either tension or compression.
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When comparing chemically treated plywood to untreated plywood using the two shear-test configurations in ASTM D-2718, the results and our observations lead us to the opinion that the five-point flexural shear test is the preferable test method in that its results appear to be more consistent and less variable than those from the plate-shear test method.
Results for modulus of rigidity and planar shear strength in the plate-shear tests and five-point flexural shear strength from those tests are given in Table 2.