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Planar tension test = Pure shear test for rubber? Explanations


 I know what is this test and I know under certain conditions (low deformations and specimen's wide 10 times its lenght), a planar tension test is equal to pure shear test.

But I don't know why if we are doing a tension test we have pure shear.

Let me explain:

    ^ 1-Axis
 |           |    ---> 2-Axis

Circular membrane tension calculation

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Hi, I am a new PhD student working on the vibration behavior of a thin polymer film. Specifically the film is an elastomer VHB 4910. The question that I have specifically is that initially the film is 500 microns thick. Upon the application of prestress, the film is stretched (clamped) and the film thickness decreases to 20 microns. Assuming that the thickness is uniform, how can I calculate the tension in the membrane? 

Thanks for any suggestions that you can provide, and happy new year!

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