Solid Rod – shear force test
GRE Solid Rod Ø50 mm has recently been tested to breaking point
A load test has been performed to verify shear force capacity to fiberglass rod / shaft with diameter of 50 mm. The rod is made of epoxy unidirectional fiberglass reinforcement manufactured from pultrusion. The test is conducted to demonstrate the capacity when the product is used subsea in hinges and locking mechanisms for hatches in structures used for protecting subsea installations.
Test requirement from customer for the Ø50 mm rod / shaft was set at a minimum of 7 tons.
The below YouTube link shows the test performance. Documentation of test results is available upon request.
Test 1: Breaking load – 16,8 ton
Test 2: Breaking load – 13 ton