Tear Resistance

ASTM D624

Summary

Dynamic tear testing is used to evaluate the tear strength of common vulcanized rubbers and thermoplastic elastomers.

Test Details

This test method is used to evaluate the tear strength of common vulcanized rubbers and thermoplastic elastomers. Tear strength can be influenced by mechanical fibering (surface cracking), stress distribution, strain rate, and size/dimensions of the test specimen. Therefore, the tests used to predict tear resistance should have a direct correlation to the service conditions during testing.

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