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Significance and Use
4.1 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.
1.1 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.
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/F606M Test Methods for Determining the Mechanical Properties of Externally and Internally Threaded Fasteners, Washers, Direct Tension Indicators, and Rivets
F1624 Test Method for Measurement of Hydrogen Embrittlement Threshold in Steel by the Incremental Step Loading Technique
G5 Reference Test Method for Making Potentiodynamic Anodic Polarization Measurements
ANSI StandardsANSI B212.15 American National Standard for Cutting Tools--Carbide-Tipped Masonry Drills and Blanks for Carbide-Tipped Masonry Drills
ICS Number Code 91.060.01 (Elements of buildings in general)
UNSPSC Code 31162400(Miscellaneous fasteners); 30111500(Concrete and mortars)
ASTM E488 / E488M-15, Standard Test Methods for Strength of Anchors in Concrete Elements, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2015, www.astm.orgBack to Top