There are lot of tests performed to validate the FAUSST performance. From tensile and sheer testing to fatigue testing. The knowledge gained from these tests are discussed with DNV GL as basis for a future approval process.
The results are shared among the members of our support group. If you are interested, please use the Contact site to register for the advisory board.
Moreover, we will have several full scale demonstrators using FAUSST. If you like to apply for hosting such a demonstration: Contact us.
With 4 FAUSST layers and a width of 50 mm an average failure load of over 10 kN is observed. That means that a Mini Cooper can be hanged from the specimen; and this with an overlap length of only 20 mm.
Therefore, less material in the overlap is needed when compared with an adhesive or riveted joint, resulting in a very weight efficient joint.