Steel GRIP Metal™ CLT Wood Beam Shear Test

Abstract:

Cross laminate timber (CLT) beams were constructed and then cut into 4” x 10 ¼” samples. These samples were then shear tested to compare strengths of the beams with and without steel GRIP Metal™ reinforcement.  The result showed an average increase in shear strength of +134.2%.

Steel GRIP Metal™ Wood Adhesive Shear Test

Abstract:

This test is set out to seek better adhesion of the steel GRIP Metal™ to wood. This test will test sandblasted GRIP Metal™ during a shear test.

This test shows a varying increase of between +39% to +168% increases in shear strength over all other tests performed to this date for shear utilizing different materials.

Steel GRIP Metal™ Phenolic Flexural Test

Abstract:

Samples were created by injection molding Phenolic to steel GRIP Metal™ to test flexural strength characteristics of the composite laminate material.  The samples were then tested in flexural using a standard 3-point bending test.  The results showed an increase in flexural strength of +99.7% for hooks in the longitudinal direction and +60.2% in the transversal direction.

Steel GRIP Metal™ Phenolic Tensile Test

Abstract:

Samples were created by injection molding Phenolic to steel GRIP Metal™ to test tensile strength characteristics of the composite laminate material.  The samples were then tested using a standard tensile test. The results showed an increase in tensile strength of +138.5% for hooks in the transversal direction.

Aluminum GRIP Metal™ - HDPE Flexural Test

Abstract:

This test shows aluminum GRIP Metal™ technology is able to improve the mechanical strength of commercial architectural cladding solutions. The claddings are a sandwich of two aluminum plates with a high density polyethylene (HDPE) core.  The tests showed that all sandwich constructs with aluminum GRIP Metal™ and HDPE proved to be flexural stronger than a commercially available architectural aluminum composite panel. By +38% – 68%.

Steel GRIP Metal™ Concrete Beam Flexural Test

Abstract:

Concrete beams were reinforced with steel GRIP Metal™ and then tested for flexural strength using a standards 3-point bend test.  The results showed an increase in flexural strength of +390%.

Steel GRIP Metal™ Concrete Cylinder Splitting Tensile Test

Abstract:

Three test cylinders were reinforced by steel GRIP Metal™ and then a splitting tensile test was performed.  The results showed an increase in splitting tensile strength of +368% over a concrete cylinder with no GRIP Metal™.

Steel GRIP Metal™ Concrete V-Channel Floor Deck Flexural Test

Abstract:

GRIP Metal was applied to Kingspan’s Multi-deck MD 60-V2 product which was then applied to concrete.  This deck was then tested for flexural strength using a standard 3-point bend test.  The test showed that beams with GRIP Metal™ on the side of Kingspan’s plates increase its flexural strength by an average of +102% while GRIP Metal™ on the bottom increase the flexural strength by an average of +68%.

Aluminum GRIP Metal™ 3D Print

Abstract:

The University of Wisconsin (U of W) has investigated using stereolithographic (SLA /3D Printing) with integrated metal to increase strength of 3D Printed parts. The bond between SLA and smooth metal parts is weak so GRIP Metal™ was used to increase the adhesion.

U of W created composite material samples with the 3D printed resin and GRIP Metal™ and compared it to the same composite material except with smooth metal instead of GRIP Metal™.  GRIP Metal™ increases the ultimate tensile strength by +62.5% over the same composite with smooth metal.

Steel GRIP Metal™ Long Glass Fiber (LG) Phenolic Ballistic Plates

Abstract:

The purpose of this test is to evaluate the suitability of steel GRIP Metal™ plates molded with LG Phenolic to be bullet resistant.  The ballistic plate was tested again .30-30, 9mm, .40 & .45 bullets fired from handguns.  The plates proved to successfully stop the bullets from penetrating through the plate.

Steel GRIP Metal™ Wooden I-Joist Beam Flexural Test

Abstract:

Samples were created by rolling steel GRIP Metal™ strips on purchased I-Joist beams to test flexural strength characteristics.  The samples were then tested in flexural using a standard 3-point bending test.  The results showed an increase in flexural strength varying from +21% to +29%.

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