Measuring the shear modulus of a composite
Have you been tasked with measuring the shear modulus of a composite material? If so don’t panic, because Micro-Measurements offers a line of gage patterns designed specifically for this application. They are manufactured to provide complete coverage of the area between the notches of Iosipescu or Compact specimens for optimum averaging (see typical loading fixture diagram below). Both planar and stacked versions are available.
For more information on available patterns for shear modulus testing, go to the following link. http://www.vishaypg.com/doc?11525