A common tensile test method for textile materials is the strip test. The strip test method is more closely related to the familiar tensile test and is used to determine the breaking force and elongation of textile fabrics and geotextiles. Unlike the grab test method, the strip test method takes into account edge effects. One method of the textile strip test requires the removal of fabric yarns, running parallel to the direction of force application, to create raveled edges in the test sample. The strip test method also requires clamping of the entire width of the fabric test specimen, so force is being directly applied to the whole sample cross section. ASTM and ISO test standards specify the standard test methods for testing the tensile properties of textiles by the strip test. Popular standards include ASTM D5035 for textile fabrics, ISO 13934-1 for fabrics, and ISO 13935-1 for seams in fabrics and made up textiles. Strip test equipment configurations are specified in the ASTM and ISO standards. Most strip tests are conducted using tabletop tensile test machines or specially configured universal test machines with low force, high elongation, and constant rate of extension capabilities. Grip jaw surface finishes and dimensions are specified in the testing standards and are required to be atleast 10 mm wider than the test specimen on each side for testing to ASTM D5035. The machine and grip families below are configurable to meet the requirements for testing to ASTM and ISO textile strip test methods.

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