ASTM E72 - 14a

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

    Active Standard ASTM E72 | Developed by Subcommittee: E06.11

    Book of Standards Volume: 04.11


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    Significance and Use

    8.1 The procedures described are those that will test the behavior of segments of wall construction under conditions representative of those encountered in service. Performance criteria based on data from those procedures can ensure structural adequacy and service life.

    1. Scope

    1.1 These test methods cover the following procedures for determining the structural properties of segments of wall, floor, and roof constructions:

     

    Section

    Test Specimens

    3

    Loading

    4

    Deformation Measurements

    5

    Reports

    6

    Precision and Accuracy

    7

    TESTING WALLS

    Significance and Use

    8

    Compressive Load

    9

    Tensile Load

    10

    Transverse Load—Specimen Horizontal

    11

    Transverse Load—Specimen Vertical

    12

    Concentrated Load

    13

    Impact Load—See Test Methods E695 and E661

     

    Racking Load—Evaluation of Sheathing Materials
     on a Standard Wood Frame

    14

    Racking Load—Evaluation of Sheathing Materials (Wet)
     on a Standard Wood Frame

    15

    TESTING FLOORS

    Significance and Use

    16

    Transverse Load

    17

    Concentrated Load

    18

    Impact Load—See Test Methods E695 and E661

     

    TESTING ROOFS

     

    Section

    Significance and Use

    19

    Transverse Load

    20

    Concentrated Load

    21

    APPENDIX

    Technical Interpretation

    Appendix X1

    1.2 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.

    1.2.1 Exception—SI units are used in Fig. 6.


    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

    D2395 Test Methods for Specific Gravity of Wood and Wood-Based Materials

    E4 Practices for Force Verification of Testing Machines

    E73 Practice for Static Load Testing of Truss Assemblies

    E564 Practice for Static Load Test for Shear Resistance of Framed Walls for Buildings

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

    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

    E2309 Practices for Verification of Displacement Measuring Systems and Devices Used in Material Testing Machines

    E2322 Test Method for Conducting Transverse and Concentrated Load Tests on Panels used in Floor and Roof Construction

    Other Document

    NISTVoluntaryProduct American Softwood Lumber Standard


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 91.060.10 (Walls. Partitions. Facades)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 30161505(Panels or paneling); 30161720(Floor panel)


    DOI: 10.1520/E0072-14A

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