EN 12090:2013

Thermal insulating products for building applications - Determination of shear behaviour EN 12090:2013

Publication date:   Jun 14, 2013

General information

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CEN/TC 88 Thermal insulating materials and products

European Norm

91.100.60   Thermal and sound insulating materials



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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.

Related legislation

Legislation related to this standard


Construction products


Regulation (eu) No 305/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 march 2011 laying down harmonised conditions for the marketing of construction products and repealing council directive 89/106/eec

Life cycle


EN 12090:1997


EN 12090:2013
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