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ASTM International - ASTM E519/E519M-20

Standard Test Method for Diagonal Tension (Shear) in Masonry Assemblages

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Organization: ASTM International
Publication Date: 1 December 2020
Status: inactive
Page Count: 5
ICS Code (Walls. Partitions. Fa├žades): 91.060.10
significance And Use:

3.1 This test method was developed to measure more accurately the diagonal tensile (shear) strength of masonry than was possible with other available methods. The specimen size was selected as... View More

scope:

1.1 This test method covers determination of the diagonal tensile or shear strength of masonry assemblages by loading them in compression along one diagonal (see Fig. 1), thus causing a diagonal tension failure with the specimen splitting apart parallel to the direction of load.

FIG. 1 Apparatus for Determination of Diagonal Tensile or Shear Strength Masonry Assemblages

1.2 Annex A1 provides requirements regarding the determination of the diagonal-tension strength of masonry under combined diagonal-tension and compressive loading.

1.3 These test methods cover the application of the tests using either inch-pound or SI units. The values stated in either SI units or inch-pound units are to be regarded separately as standard. Within the text, the inch-pound units are shown in brackets. The values stated in each system may not be exact equivalents; therefore, each system shall be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in nonconformance with the standard.

1.4 This standard may involve hazardous materials, operations, and equipment. 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.

1.5 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.

Document History

June 1, 2021
Standard Test Method for Diagonal Tension (Shear) in Masonry Assemblages
1.1 This test method covers determination of the diagonal tensile or shear strength of masonry assemblages by loading them in compression along one diagonal (see Fig. 1), thus causing a diagonal...
ASTM E519/E519M-20
December 1, 2020
Standard Test Method for Diagonal Tension (Shear) in Masonry Assemblages
1.1 This test method covers determination of the diagonal tensile or shear strength of masonry assemblages by loading them in compression along one diagonal (see Fig. 1), thus causing a diagonal...
December 1, 2015
Standard Test Method for Diagonal Tension (Shear) in Masonry Assemblages
1.1 This test method covers determination of the diagonal tensile or shear strength of masonry assemblages by loading them in compression along one diagonal (see Fig. 1), thus causing a diagonal...
June 1, 2010
Standard Test Method for Diagonal Tension (Shear) in Masonry Assemblages
1.1 This test method covers determination of the diagonal tensile or shear strength of masonry assemblages by loading them in compression along one diagonal (see Fig. 1), thus causing a diagonal...
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