BS ISO 3537:2015 pdf free.Road vehicles — Safety glazing materials – Mechanical tests.
BS ISO 3537 specifies mechanical test methods relating to the safety requirements for all safety glazing materials in a road vehicle, whatever the type of glass or other material of which they are composed.
2 Normative references
The following documents, in whole or in part, are normatively referenced in this document and are indispensable for its application. For dated references, only the edition cited applies. For undated references, the latest edition of the referenced document (including any amendments) applies.
ISO 48, Rubber, vulcanized or thermoplastic — Determination of hardness (hardness between 10 IRHD and 100 IRHD)
ISO 3536, Road vehicles — Safety glazing materials — Vocabulary
ISO 15082, Road vehicles — Tests for rigid plastic safety glazing materials
3 Terms and definitions
For the purposes of this document, the terms and definitions given in ISO 3536 apply.
4 Test conditions
Unless otherwise specified, the tests shall be carried out under the following conditions:
— Ambient temperature: 20 °C ± 5 °C;
— Atmospheric pressure: 86 kPa to 106 kPa (860 mbar to 1 060 mbar);
— Relative humidity: (60 ± 20) %.
S Application of tests
For certain types of safety glazing materials, it is not necessary to carry out all the tests specified in this International Standard.
6 227gballtest
Rigid plastic safety glazing materials can alternatively be tested in accordance with ISO 15082.
6.1 Principle
Determination of whether the safety glazing material has a certain minimum strength and cohesion
under impact from a small hard object.
6.2 Apparatus
6.2.1 Hardness steel ball, with a mass of 227 g ± 2 g and a diameter of approximately 38 mm.
6.2.2 Means for dropping the ball freely from a height to be specified, or means for giving the ball a velocity equivalent to that obtained by the free fall.
When a device to project the ball is used, the tolerance on velocity shall be ±1 % of the velocity equivalent to that obtained by the free fall.
6.2.3 Supporting fixture, such as that shown in Figure 1. composed of two steel frames, with machined borders, 15 mm wide, fitting one over the other and faced with rubber gaskets about 3 mm thick and 15 mm wide, of hardness 50 IRIID, determined in accordance with ISO 48.
The lower frame rests on a steel box, about 150 mm high. The test piece is held in place by the upper frame, the mass of which is about 3 kg. The supporting frame Is welded on a sheet of steel about 12 mm thick, resting on the floor, with an interposed sheet of rubber, about 3 mm thick, of hardness 50 IRI-ID.BS ISO 3537 pdf download.