ASTM WK25309

    New Test Methods for Field Strength Testing of Anchors in Concrete and Masonry Elements1

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    1. Scope

    1.1 These field test methods cover procedures for determining the static tensile and shear strengths of post-installed and cast-in-place anchorage systems in structural members made of concrete or structural members made of masonry. Only those tests required by the specifying authority need to be performed. 1.2 These test methods are intended for use with such anchorage devices designed to be installed perpendicular to a plane surface of the structural member. 1.3 Whereas combined tension and shear as well as torsion tests are performed under special conditions, such tests are not covered in the methods described herein. 1.4 While individual procedures are given for static, seismic, fatigue and shock testing, nothing herein shall preclude the use of combined testing conditions which incorporate two or more of these types of tests, (such as seismic, fatigue and shock tests in series), since the same equipment is used for each of these tests.

    ASTM E 488 was rewritten and the sections on field testing were eliminated. A set of testing methods is needed for the engineering community for field testing of anchors in concrete and masonry.


    anchors; cast-in-place anchors; chemical anchors; concrete elements; expansion anchors; masonry elements; post-installed anchors; static; tensile/shear strengths; test methods

    The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.

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    Work Item Status

    Date Initiated:

    Technical Contact:
    Lee Mattis


    E06 (17-03)

    Ballot Item Approved as E3121-2017 and Pending Publication