ASTM E488 / E488M - 10

    Standard Test Methods for Strength of Anchors in Concrete Elements

    Active Standard ASTM E488 / E488M | Developed by Subcommittee: E06.13

    Book of Standards Volume: 04.11


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    Significance and Use

    These test methods are intended to provide reproducible data from which acceptance criteria, design data, and specifications can be developed for anchors intended to be installed in concrete.

    1. Scope

    1.1 These test methods address the tensile and shear strengths of post-installed and cast-in-place anchors in test members made of cracked or uncracked concrete. Loadings include quasi-static, seismic, fatigue and shock. Environmental exposures include freezing and thawing, moisture, decreased and elevated temperatures and corrosion. These test methods provide basic testing procedures for use with product-specific evaluation and acceptance standards and are intended to be performed in a testing laboratory. Product-specific evaluation and acceptance standards may add specific details and appropriate parameters as needed to accomplish the testing. Only those tests required by the specifying authority need to be performed.

    1.2 These test methods are intended for use with post-installed and cast-in-place anchors designed for installation perpendicular to a plane surface of a test member.

    1.3 This standard prescribes separate procedures for static, seismic, fatigue and shock testing. Nothing in this standard, however, shall preclude combined tests incorporating two or more of these types of loading (such as seismic, fatigue and shock tests in series).

    1.4 Both inch-pound and SI units are provided in this standard. The testing may be performed in either system and reported in that system and the results converted to the other. However, anchor diameters, threads, and related testing equipment shall be in accordance with either inch-pound or SI provisions.

    1.5 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

    C31/C31M Practice for Making and Curing Concrete Test Specimens in the Field

    C33/C33M Specification for Concrete Aggregates

    C39/C39M Test Method for Compressive Strength of Cylindrical Concrete Specimens

    C42/C42M Test Method for Obtaining and Testing Drilled Cores and Sawed Beams of Concrete

    C150/C150M Specification for Portland Cement

    C330/C330M Specification for Lightweight Aggregates for Structural Concrete

    E4 Practices for Force Verification of Testing Machines

    E8/E8M Test Methods for Tension Testing of Metallic Materials

    E468 Practice for Presentation of Constant Amplitude Fatigue Test Results for Metallic Materials

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

    E631 Terminology of Building Constructions

    E2265 Terminology for Anchors and Fasteners in Concrete and Masonry

    F606 Test Methods for Determining the Mechanical Properties of Externally and Internally Threaded Fasteners, Washers, Direct Tension Indicators, and Rivets

    F606M Test Methods for Determining the Mechanical Properties of Externally and Internally Threaded Fasteners, Washers, and Rivets (Metric)

    F1624 Test Method for Measurement of Hydrogen Embrittlement Threshold in Steel by the Incremental Step Loading Technique

    G5 Reference Test Method for Making Potentiostatic and Potentiodynamic Anodic Polarization Measurements

    ANSI Standards

    ANSIB212.15 American National Standard for Cutting Tools--Carbide-Tipped Masonry Drills and Blanks for Carbide-Tipped Masonry Drills


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 91.060.01 (Elements of buildings in general)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 31162400(Miscellaneous fasteners); 30111500(Concrete and mortars)


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/E0488_E0488M-10

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    Citation Format

    ASTM E488 / E488M-10, Standard Test Methods for Strength of Anchors in Concrete Elements, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2010, www.astm.org

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