DSF/prEN 12230 ( Draft )

Surfaces for sports areas – Test method for the determination of tensile properties of synthetic sports surfaces

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This document specifies three methods for the determination of the tensile properties of materials used as surfaces, elastic layers and shockpads for sports areas.

Method 1 measures the tensile strength of homogenous test specimens that are less than 25 mm in thickness.

Method 2 measures the transversal tensile strength of homogenous test specimens that are more than 25 mm in thickness.

Method 3 measures the tensile strength of sports surfaces or shockpads that are non-homogenous and contain slots or grooves cut into their structure.

This document is applicable both to prefabricated sheet materials and to materials formed by casting of liquid systems cured in- situ.

NOTE – If the nature of the sports surface is such that a properly representative test piece cannot be prepared in the manner described in this document, then determination of tensile properties should not be attempted for quality control purposes, or as a predictor of performance in use. With such materials, it can be more appropriate to determine their compressive properties or other dynamic characteristics for these purposes.

Number of pages: 15

International relationships : prEN 12230 IDT

ICS: 97.220.10 - Sports facilities

Item number: M352536



  • CEN/TC 217
  • CEN/TC 217/WG 11

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