1.1 These test methods cover transverse load testing to determine the structural properties of wall segments. 1.2 SI units are to be considered the primary standard units. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to inch-pounds units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard. 1.3 These test methods serve to evaluate the performance of wall panels subject to transverse bending loads applied perpendicular to the plane of the wall. Depending upon the configuration tested, these loads are intended to evaluate the transverse flexure or shear capacity or both of the wall segment. These test methods are not intended for the evaluation of individual structural framing or supporting member (floor joist, decking, and so forth) or both. The connections between the vertical elements of the wall segment and the surrounding construction are excluded from the scope of these test methods and should be evaluated by alternative means. 1.4 These test methods reference notes and footnotes that provide explanatory material. These notes and footnotes, excluding those in tables and figures, shall not be considered as requirements of the standard. 1.5 This standard does not purport to address all the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of the standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
The rational is to pull out all the individual test methods in E72 and make them all a standalone standard(s). The only standard that will be left in E72 will be the racking load.
Keywordswall segment; deflection; deformation; load duration; permanent set; maximum load-carrying capacity; strength tests; transverse load; walls
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