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This guide identifies the variables to consider when evaluating the performance of repetitive-member wood assemblies for parallel framing systems. This guide discusses general approaches to quantifying an assembly adjustment including limitations of methods and materials when evaluating repetitive-member assembly performance, and does not address the techniques for modeling or testing of such.
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1.1 This guide identifies variables to consider when evaluating repetitive-member assembly performance for parallel framing systems.
1.2 This guide defines terms commonly used to describe interaction mechanisms.
1.3 This guide discusses general approaches to quantifying an assembly adjustment including limitations of methods and materials when evaluating repetitive-member assembly performance.
1.4 This guide does not detail the techniques for modeling or testing repetitive-member assembly performance.
1.5 The analysis and discussion presented in this guideline are based on the assumption that a means exists for distributing applied loads among adjacent, parallel supporting members of the system.
1.6 Evaluation of creep effects is beyond the scope of this guide.
1.7 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
D245 Practice for Establishing Structural Grades and Related Allowable Properties for Visually Graded Lumber
D1990 Practice for Establishing Allowable Properties for Visually-Graded Dimension Lumber from In-Grade Tests of Full-Size Specimens
D2915 Practice for Sampling and Data-Analysis for Structural Wood and Wood-Based Products
D5055 Specification for Establishing and Monitoring Structural Capacities of Prefabricated Wood I-Joists
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ASTM D6555-03(2014), Standard Guide for Evaluating System Effects in Repetitive-Member Wood Assemblies, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2014, www.astm.orgBack to Top