This document specifies the geometry of test specimens and the testing procedure for mechanized peel testing of single mechanical joints on single-lap test specimens up to a single sheet thickness of 4,5 mm.
The term "sheet", as used in this document, includes extrusions and cast materials.
The purpose of the mechanized peel tests is to determine the mechanical characteristics and the failure modes of the joints made with different joining methods.
This document does not apply to civil engineering applications such as metal buildings and steel constructions which are covered by other application standards.
NOTE For mechanized peel testing of resistance spot, seam and embossed projection welds, see ISO 14270