Active Standard: E119 - 12a
The ASTM E 119 Standard provides for measurement of the load carrying ability of the test specimen and requires that the specimen shall have sustained the applied load during the classification period. However, there are no end-point criteria to indicate when a test specimen fails to carry the superimposed load. It is obvious that total collapse of a floor or roof assembly is unacceptable at all levels, but in the current standard, failure to support the applied load is subjective.
Keywordsbeams; building construction; building materials; ceiling assemblies; columns; fire; fire endurance; fire-resistance; fire-resistance rating; fire-test-response standard; floor assembly; floors; restrained rating; restraint; roofs; roof assembly; truss; unrestrained rating; walls; Beams/girders; Column tests; Fire testing--building materials; Flooring/floor covering systems; Hose stream test; Nuclear applications/materials--steel; Partitions; Structural building materials/applications; Structural steel (SS);
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