Standard Active Last Updated: May 10, 2022
ASTM E2127-01a(2022)

Standard Methods of Static Load Test for Combined Tensile and Transverse Load Resistance of Paneled Wall Systems in Building Construction

Significance and Use

5.1 The procedures described will test the behavior of segments of paneled wall system construction under conditions representative of those encountered in service. Performance criteria based on data from those procedures can verify structural adequacy and service life.


1.1 These test methods cover the procedures for determining the resistance of paneled wall systems subjected to combined lateral loads and axial loads.

1.2 These test methods involve the simultaneous application of transverse (lateral wind) and tensile (wind uplift) loads to paneled wall system assemblies anchored at both ends with hold-down connectors.

1.3 These test methods are suitable for determining the structural adequacy of the design, system, and wall fabrication technique, and are not intended to evaluate the strength capacity of the hold-down connectors.

1.4 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.

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

1.6 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: 4
DOI: 10.1520/E2127-01AR22
ICS Code: 91.060.10