Active Standard ASTM E754 | Developed by Subcommittee: E06.13
Book of Standards Volume: 04.11
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Significance and Use
This test method is intended to provide a simple inexpensive means of generating conservative, comparative data on pullout strengths of various ties and anchors used with different types of masonry units and mortars. This test method is recommended for such use until economical, improved methods can be developed to simulate service conditions more inclusively.
1.1 This test method provides procedures for determining the ability of individual masonry ties and anchors to resist extraction from a masonry mortar joint.
1.2 Two laboratory testing procedures are provided for use with test specimens which consist of a masonry tie or anchor embedded in mortar between twin stack-bonded masonry units.
1.2.1 Procedure A - For use with small (brick-size) masonry units.
1.2.2 Procedure B - For use with large (block-size) masonry units.
This standard does not purport to address 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.
C67 Test Methods for Sampling and Testing Brick and Structural Clay Tile
C109/C109M Test Method for Compressive Strength of Hydraulic Cement Mortars (Using 2-in. or [50-mm] Cube Specimens)
C140 Test Methods for Sampling and Testing Concrete Masonry Units and Related Units
C144 Specification for Aggregate for Masonry Mortar
C270 Specification for Mortar for Unit Masonry
E4 Practices for Force Verification of Testing Machines
E6 Terminology Relating to Methods of Mechanical Testing
E171 Practice for Conditioning and Testing Flexible Barrier Packaging
E575 Practice for Reporting Data from Structural Tests of Building Constructions, Elements, Connections, and Assemblies
ICS Number Code 91.060.01 (Elements of buildings in general)
UNSPSC Code 30111504(Mortars); 41114600(Metals and metallurgy and structural materials testing instruments)