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Significance and Use
Transverse Load—The 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 Load—This 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
1.1 This test method covers the following procedures for determining the structural properties of segments of floor and roof constructions:
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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.
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 Number Code 91.060.30 (Ceilings. Floors. Stairs)
UNSPSC Code 30161720(Floor panel)
ASTM E2322-03(2009), Standard Test Method for Conducting Traverse and Concentrated Load Tests on Panels used in Floor and Roof Construction, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2009, www.astm.orgBack to Top