ASTM WK47037

    Revision of C1196 - 09 Standard Test Method for In Situ Compressive Stress Within Solid Unit Masonry Estimated Using Flatjack Measurements

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    Active Standard: C1196 - 14

    Developed by Subcommittee: C15.04 | Committee C15 | Contact Staff Manager



    WK47037

    1. Rationale

    The word shim is used in the standard to represent an item inserted into a flatjack slot prior to testing to minimize the inflation of the test flatjack. The word spacer is intended to be used to describe metal plates used in the calibration process to control flatjack thickness. However, these terms are not currently used consistently in the Standard. The purpose of this ballot is to replace the term shim with the word spacer in two locations in section 7.3 and in Fig. 3 in order to be consistent with the usage of these terms in this standard. There is separate related ballot item for the addition of a terminology section in this Standard. A similar ballot item is proposed for the corresponding language in ASTM C1197, Standard Test Method for In Situ Measurement of Masonry Deformability Properties Using the Flatjack Method.


    Keywords

    compressive stress; flatjack; in situ; masonry; nondestructive evaluation; Compression testing--masonry/mortar; Flatjack method; Masonry units; Multi-whythe masonry; Nondestructive evaluation (NDE)--nonmetallic materials;
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    Work Item Status

    Date Initiated:
    08-17-2014

    Technical Contact:
    Donald Harvey

    Item:
    022

    Ballot:
    C15 (14-02)

    Status:
    In Balloting