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ASTM D3433 1999 Edition, May 10, 1999
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Standard Test Method for Fracture Strength in Cleavage of Adhesives in Bonded Metal Joints
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This test method(1, 2, 5, 6, 9)2 covers the determination of fracture strength in cleavage of adhesives when tested on standard specimens and under specified conditions of preparation and testing (Note 1).

This test method is useful in that it can be used to develop design parameters for bonded assemblies.

NOTE 1-While this test method is intended for use in metal-to-metal applications it may be used for measuring fracture properties of adhesives using plastic adherends, provided consideration is given to the thickness and rigidity of the plastic adherends.

The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.

This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

2 The boldface numbers in parentheses refer to the references at the end of this test method.