ASTM International - ASTM E2322-03
Standard Test Method for Conducting Traverse and Concentrated Load Tests on Panels used in Floor and Roof Construction
|Publication Date:||1 October 2003|
|ICS Code (Ceilings. Floors. Stairs):||91.060.30|
significance And Use:
Transverse Load-The procedures outlined will serve to evaluate the performance of floor and roof segments for deflection, permanent set and ultimate capacity. Performance criteria based on data... View More
Transverse Load-The procedures outlined will serve to evaluate the performance of floor and roof segments for deflection, permanent set and ultimate capacity. Performance criteria based on data from these procedures can ensure structural adequacy and effective service.
Concentrated Load-This concentrated load test shall be used to evaluate surface indentation of structural framing members.
These procedures will serve to evaluate performance of roof and floor segments under simulated service conditions. Diaphragm shear loading of roof and floor segments shall be evaluated under Method E 455. Impact loading shall be evaluated under Test Methods E 661 or E 695.View Less
1.1 These test methods cover the following procedures for determining the structural properties of segments of floor and roof constructions:
1.2 Metric units (SI) are to be considered as the primary standard units.
1.3 These test methods serve to evaluate the performance of floors and roofs panels subjected to (1) Uniform loading, and (2) Concentrated static loading, which represent conditions sustained in the actual performance of the element. The standard is not intended for the evaluation of individual structural framing and/or supporting members (floor joist, rafters and trusses).
1.4 The text of this standard references notes and footnotes which provide explanatory material. These notes and footnotes, excluding those in tables and figures, shall not be considered as requirements of the standard.
1.5 This standard is not intended to cover concrete floor slabs.
1.6 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 and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.