Active Standard ASTM C952 | Developed by Subcommittee: C15.04
Book of Standards Volume: 04.05
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Significance and Use
3.1 These procedures are useful for research into bond strength of masonry. They are not intended to predict the bond strength of commercial masonry construction. The bond strength in commercially built structures is determined by many factors beyond the characteristics of mortar, masonry units, and the procedures of this test method.
1.1 This test method provides two procedures for measuring bond strength of mortar to masonry units: a crossed brick couplet tensile test for evaluating mortar-brick bond strength and a stacked-bond, flexural test for evaluating mortar-concrete block bond strength.
1.2 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
C67 Test Methods for Sampling and Testing Brick and Structural Clay Tile
C90 Specification for Loadbearing Concrete Masonry Units
C129 Specification for Nonloadbearing Concrete Masonry Units
C140 Test Methods for Sampling and Testing Concrete Masonry Units and Related Units
C270 Specification for Mortar for Unit Masonry
C780 Test Method for Preconstruction and Construction Evaluation of Mortars for Plain and Reinforced Unit Masonry
C1072 Test Methods for Measurement of Masonry Flexural Bond Strength
C1437 Test Method for Flow of Hydraulic Cement Mortar
E518 Test Methods for Flexural Bond Strength of Masonry
ICS Number Code 91.100.10 (Cement. Gypsum. Lime. Mortar)