Tension Testing Verticals

 

DESCRIPTION
One set of carbon fiber samples were received for room temperature tension testing. They were identified as Rhino® Carbon Fiber Verticals.

MECHANICAL
One set of tensile specimens, with a nominal gage width of 1.0 inches, were received already prepared by the client. Prior to testing it was noted that the specimens had uneven gage sections, jagged edges, areas of non-existent fibers (epoxy only), and uneven layering. Testing was performed at room temperature on a servo-hydraulic test stand with guidance from ASTM D3039-08. Specimens were loaded in displacement control at a rate of 0.05 in/min until rupture.

The sample results are presented in Table 01.
Total results from test are presented in Table 02 with comparative results from Fortress Stabilization System’s website (www.fortressstabilization.com/weavetest.php).

Table 2 (Carboon Fiber Verticals)

Sample Ultimate Tensile Strength (PSI)
  Rhino Carbon Fiber
1 49,890
2 64,200
3 53,700
4 44,320
5 42,240
6 56,510
7 37,610
8 46,670
9 63,430
10 53,660
11 45,320
12 58,070
13 48,020
14 61,560
15 41,530
16 57,590
17 40,920
18 52,980
19 54,530
20 58,670

 

Table 2 (Carboon Fiber Verticals)

 

RESULTS
The average ultimate tensile strength for Rhino Carbon Fiber equals 51,571 psi.
The average ultimate tensile strength for Fortress Carbon Fiber equals 18,136 psi.
Through tensile testing we were able to determine that Rhino Carbon Fiber Verticals are substantially stronger than the competition.

*Results pulled from the Fortress Stabilization System's website
(fortressstabilization.com/weavetest.php).