Standard Swedish standard · SS-EN 12090:2013

Thermal insulating products for building applications - Determination of shear behaviour

Status: Valid

This European Standard specifies the equipment and procedures for determining shear behaviour. It is applicable to thermal insulating products. NOTE The tests described in this standard do not determine pure shear behaviour, but measure the effects of applying two opposite parallel forces to the major faces of the test specimen. The test is however called shear in this text by convention. The application of a force tangentially to the major surface of the test specimen is considered to represent more closely the stresses imposed upon thermal insulation products in many building applications, particularly walls, than other methods of measuring shear performance e.g. bending tests.


Thermal and sound insulating materials (91.100.60) Other (91.100.99) Thermal insulation of buildings (91.120.10)

Product information

Language: English

Written by: Material- och isoleringssystem, SIS/TK 189/AG 01

International title:

Article no: STD-89489

Edition: 2

Approved: 3/18/2013

No of pages: 24

Replaces: SS-EN 12090