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This article reviews the common methods of shear and multiaxial testing for the evaluation of engineering components such as fasteners and mill products. It discusses shear test methods, including through-thickness tests, in-plane shear tests, and double-notched shear test. The article provides information on torsional (rotational shear) tests as well as the basic equipment and setup of torsion testing. Motors, twist and torque transducers, torque sensors, and heating systems as well as the specimen preparation procedure are also discussed.

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Howard A. Kuhn, Shear, Torsion, and Multiaxial Testing, Mechanical Testing and Evaluation, Vol 8, ASM Handbook, Edited By Howard Kuhn, Dana Medlin, ASM International, 2000, p 185–194,

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