ASTM E1300

Standard Practice for Determining Load Resistance of Glass in Buildings

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Organization: ASTM
Publication Date: 1 June 2016
Status: active
Page Count: 62
ICS Code (Glass products): 81.040.30
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This practice describes procedures to determine the load resistance (LR) of specified glass types, including combinations of glass types used in a sealed insulating glass (IG) unit, exposed to a uniform lateral load of short or long duration, for a specified probability of breakage.

This practice applies to vertical and sloped glazing in buildings for which the specified design loads consist of wind load, snow load and self-weight with a total combined magnitude less than or equal to 15 kPa (315 psf). This practice shall not apply to other applications including, but not limited to, balustrades, glass floor panels, aquariums, structural glass members, and glass shelves.

This practice applies only to monolithic and laminated glass constructions of rectangular shape with continuous lateral support along one, two, three, or four edges. This practice assumes that (1) the supported glass edges for two, three, and four-sided support conditions are simply supported and free to slip in plane; (2) glass supported on two sides acts as a simply supported beam; and (3) glass supported on one side acts as a cantilever. For insulating glass units, this practice only applies to insulating glass units with four-sided edge support.

This practice does not apply to any form of wired, patterned, sandblasted, drilled, notched, or grooved glass. This practice does not apply to glass with surface or edge treatments that reduce the glass strength.

This practice addresses only the determination of the resistance of glass to uniform lateral loads. The final thickness and type of glass selected also depends upon a variety of other factors (see 5.3).

Charts in this practice provide a means to determine approximate maximum lateral glass deflection. Appendix X1 provides additional procedures to determine maximum lateral deflection for glass simply supported on four sides.

The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for mathematical conversions to inch-pound units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.

Appendix X2 lists the key variables used in calculating the mandatory type factors in Tables 1-3 and comments on their conservative values.

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

Document History

ASTM E1300
June 1, 2016
Standard Practice for Determining Load Resistance of Glass in Buildings
This practice describes procedures to determine the load resistance (LR) of specified glass types, including combinations of glass types used in a sealed insulating glass (IG) unit, exposed to a...
May 1, 2012
Standard Practice for Determining Load Resistance of Glass in Buildings
This practice describes procedures to determine the load resistance (LR) of specified glass types, including combinations of glass types used in a sealed insulating glass (IG) unit, exposed to a...
May 1, 2012
Standard Practice for Determining Load Resistance of Glass in Buildings
This practice describes procedures to determine the load resistance (LR) of specified glass types, including combinations of glass types used in a sealed insulating glass (IG) unit, exposed to a...
April 15, 2012
Standard Practice for Determining Load Resistance of Glass in Buildings
This practice describes procedures to determine the load resistance (LR) of specified glass types, including combinations of glass types used in a sealed insulating glass (IG) unit, exposed to a...
June 15, 2009
Standard Practice for Determining Load Resistance of Glass in Buildings
This practice describes procedures to determine the load resistance (LR) of specified glass types, including combinations of glass types used in a sealed insulating glass (IG) unit, exposed to a...
May 1, 2009
Standard Practice for Determining Load Resistance of Glass in Buildings
This practice describes procedures to determine the load resistance (LR) of specified glass types, including combinations of glass types used in a sealed insulating glass (IG) unit, exposed to a...
September 1, 2007
Standard Practice for Determining Load Resistance of Glass in Buildings
This practice describes procedures to determine the load resistance of specified glass types, including combinations of glass types used in a sealed insulating glass unit, exposed to a uniform...
July 1, 2004
Standard Practice for Determining Load Resistance of Glass in Buildings
This practice describes procedures to determine the load resistance of specified glass types, including combinations of glass types used in a sealed insulating glass unit, exposed to a uniform...
July 1, 2004
Standard Practice for Determining Load Resistance of Glass in Buildings
This practice describes procedures to determine the load resistance of specified glass types, including combinations of glass types used in a sealed insulating glass unit, exposed to a uniform...
April 10, 2003
Standard Practice for Determining Load Resistance of Glass in Buildings
This practice describes procedures to determine the load resistance of specified glass types, including combinations of glass types used in a sealed insulating glass unit, exposed to a uniform...
June 10, 2002
Standard Practice for Determining Load Resistance of Glass in Buildings
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February 10, 2000
Standard Practice for Determining Load Resistance of Glass in Buildings
1. Scope 1.1 This practice covers a procedure to determine the load resistance of specified glass types, including combinations of glass types used in a sealed insulating glass unit, exposed to a...
December 10, 1998
Standard Practice for Determining Load Resistance of Glass in Buildings
1. Scope 1.1 This practice covers a procedure to determine the load resistance of specified glass types, including combinations of glass types used in a sealed insulating glass unit, exposed to a...
January 10, 1997
Standard Practice for Determining Load Resistance of Glass in Buildings
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January 1, 1994
Standard Practice for Determining the Minimum Thickness and Type of Glass Required to Resist a Specified Load
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June 30, 1989
STANDARD PRACTICE FOR DETERMINING THE MINIMUM THICKNESS OF ANNEALED GLASS REQUIRED TO RESIST A SPECIFIED LOAD
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