Standard Active Last Updated: Oct 21, 2022
ASTM E72-22

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

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.

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.

1.3 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, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

1.4 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.

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Book of Standards Volume: 04.11
Developed by Subcommittee: E06.11
Pages: 14
DOI: 10.1520/E0072-22
ICS Code: 91.060.10