The University of Bath School of Architecture and Civil Engineering has performed independent tests on the Bar Flex material to ascertain its tensile and shear loadings. A full report of this testing, including the methods employed, is available on request, but a summary is given in the table below. One of the properties of the Bar Flex material is that it performs in a similar manner to a strong coiled spring when it is stressed within it's elastic limit. All of the load calculations for design are based within this elastic limit.
|Bar Flex||Tensile kN||Shear kN||Cross Sectional Area mm²|