ASTM E1803 - 14

    Standard Test Methods for Determining Strength Capacities of Structural Insulated Panels

    Active Standard ASTM E1803 | Developed by Subcommittee: E06.11

    Book of Standards Volume: 04.11


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    ASTM E1803

    Significance and Use

    5.1 SIPs are used as roof, wall, and floor components in building structures. The structural performance properties need to be determined for design purposes.

    1. Scope

    1.1 These test methods cover procedures for determining strength properties under specified loads for rigid-faced structural insulated panels. These test methods are appropriate for structural insulated panels with rigid facings having a minimum thickness of 0.16 in. (4 mm) and an insulating core with a minimum thickness of 1.5 in. (38 mm). These specified loads include:

    1.1.1 Transverse loads,

    1.1.2 Axial loads,

    1.1.3 Shear loads,

    1.1.4 Diaphragm loads,

    1.1.5 Uplift loads,

    1.1.6 Long Term loads

    1.1.7 Impact loads, and

    1.1.8 Concentrated loads.

    1.2 Structural insulated panels are intended to resist structural loads in permanent building structures.

    1.3 These test methods are not intended for quality control purposes and do not evaluate the individual components of the structural insulated panels.

    1.4 These test methods are not intended to measure dimensional stability.

    1.5 The text of this standard references notes and footnotes, excluding tables and figures, which provide explanatory information. These notes and footnotes shall not be considered requirements of the standard.

    1.6 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.

    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.

    ASTM Standards

    D1037 Test Methods for Evaluating Properties of Wood-Base Fiber and Particle Panel Materials

    E72 Test Methods of Conducting Strength Tests of Panels for Building Construction

    E455 Test Method for Static Load Testing of Framed Floor or Roof Diaphragm Constructions for Buildings

    E575 Practice for Reporting Data from Structural Tests of Building Constructions, Elements, Connections, and Assemblies

    E631 Terminology of Building Constructions

    E695 Test Method of Measuring Relative Resistance of Wall, Floor, and Roof Construction to Impact Loading


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 91.100.60 (Thermal and sound insulating materials)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 41110000(Measuring and observing and testing instruments)


    DOI: 10.1520/E1803

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