Active Standard ASTM E1803 | Developed by Subcommittee: E06.11
Book of Standards Volume: 04.11
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Significance and Use
SIPs are used as roof, wall, and floor components in building structures. The structural performance properties need to be determined for design purposes.
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 4 mm (0.16 in.) and an insulating core with a minimum thickness of 38 mm (1.5 in.). 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 SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.
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.
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 Number Code 91.100.60 (Thermal and sound insulating materials)
UNSPSC Code 41110000(Measuring and observing and testing instruments)