ASTM E2322 - 03(2009)

    Standard Test Method for Conducting Traverse and Concentrated Load Tests on Panels used in Floor and Roof Construction

    Active Standard ASTM E2322 | Developed by Subcommittee: E06.11

    Book of Standards Volume: 04.12


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    Significance and Use

    Transverse LoadThe procedures outlined will serve to evaluate the performance of floor and roof segments for deflection, permanent set and ultimate capacity. Performance criteria based on data from these procedures can ensure structural adequacy and effective service.

    Concentrated LoadThis concentrated load test shall be used to evaluate surface indentation of structural framing members.

    These procedures will serve to evaluate performance of roof and floor segments under simulated service conditions. Diaphragm shear loading of roof and floor segments shall be evaluated under Test Method E 455. Impact loading shall be evaluated under Test Methods E 661 or E 695.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the following procedures for determining the structural properties of segments of floor and roof constructions:

    Section
    Test Specimens5
    Loading6
    Deformation Measurements7
    Report9
    Precision and Bias10
    Testing Floors
    Transverse Load11
    Concentrated Load12
    Testing Roofs
    Transverse Load13
    Concentrated Load14

    1.2 This test method serves to evaluate the performance of floors and roofs panels subjected to (1) Uniform loading, and (2) Concentrated static loading, which represent conditions sustained in the actual performance of the element. The standard is not intended for the evaluation of individual structural framing or supporting members (floor joist, rafters, and trusses), or both.

    1.3 The text of this standard references notes and footnotes which provide explanatory material. These notes and footnotes, excluding those in tables and figures, shall not be considered as requirements of the standard.

    1.4 This standard is not intended to cover concrete floor slabs.

    1.5 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

    1.6 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

    C109/C109M Test Method for Compressive Strength of Hydraulic Cement Mortars (Using 2-in. or [50-mm] Cube Specimens)

    E4 Practices for Force Verification of Testing Machines

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

    E73 Practice for Static Load Testing of Truss Assemblies

    E196 Practice for Gravity Load Testing of Floors and Low Slope Roofs

    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

    E661 Test Method for Performance of Wood and Wood-Based Floor and Roof Sheathing Under Concentrated Static and Impact Loads

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

    E1592 Test Method for Structural Performance of Sheet Metal Roof and Siding Systems by Uniform Static Air Pressure Difference


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 91.060.30 (Ceilings. Floors. Stairs)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 30161720(Floor panel)


    DOI: 10.1520/E2322-03R09

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