This 3-point flexure bend attachment is designed in accordance with BS EN 13748 to determine the flexural strength of Terrazzo Tiles. The attachment has a self-aligning single upper point of contact that is attached to a nose piece, and a lower twin points of contact, one of which is self-aligning and is mounted to the base unit of the machine. The lower twin points of contact have a T-Slot variable span.
Prior to testing, the specimen would rest on top of the lower points of contact, and the upper point of contact would be lowered to make contact with the specimen at zero force.
Features & Benefits
Specimen dimensions are that of the manufactured product length inducing bar to be at least the width of specimen upper and lower points of contact – 20 ±1mm radius
Test speed not specified but the required maximum load should be achieved within 45 ±15 seconds
Flexural strength T-MPa and breaking load in kN, which is calculated by the Tinius Olsen software
Mean value of four specimens reported to the nearest 0.1mpa for strength and 0.1kN for load