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ASTM International - ASTM C1531-15

Standard Test Methods for In Situ Measurement of Masonry Mortar Joint Shear Strength Index

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Organization: ASTM International
Publication Date: 1 June 2015
Status: inactive
Page Count: 7
ICS Code (Masonry): 91.080.30
significance And Use:

5.1 The masonry mortar joint shear strength index obtained by this test method can be related to the masonry wall shear strength by relationships contained in referenced Codes and Standards. For... View More

scope:

1.1 These test methods cover procedures for the determination of the average in situ mortar joint shear strength index in existing unreinforced solid-unit and ungrouted hollow-unit masonry built with clay or concrete units. Three methods are provided:

1.1.1 Method A (with Flatjacks Controlling Normal Compressive Stress)-For determining mortar joint shear strength index when the state of normal compressive stress at the test site is controlled during the test using the flatjack method described in Test Method C1197. Horizontal displacement of the test unit is monitored throughout the test. The test setup for Method A is shown in Fig. 1.

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

Document History

June 1, 2016
Standard Test Methods for In Situ Measurement of Masonry Mortar Joint Shear Strength Index
5.1 This test method provides a means of evaluating the horizontal in-plane shear behavior of mortar joints in existing unreinforced masonry assemblies (see Note 1). Note 1: The masonry mortar joint...
ASTM C1531-15
June 1, 2015
Standard Test Methods for In Situ Measurement of Masonry Mortar Joint Shear Strength Index
5.1 The masonry mortar joint shear strength index obtained by this test method can be related to the masonry wall shear strength by relationships contained in referenced Codes and Standards. For...
June 1, 2009
Standard Test Methods for In Situ Measurement Of Masonry Mortar Joint Shear Strength Index
1.1 These test methods cover procedures for the determination of the average in situ mortar joint shear strength index in existing unreinforced solid-unit and ungrouted hollow-unit masonry built with...
January 10, 2003
Standard Test Methods for In Situ Measurement Of Masonry Mortar Joint Shear Strength Index
The masonry mortar joint shear strength index obtained by this test method is related to the masonry wall shear strength by a relationship contained within Appendix Chapter 1 of the Uniform Code for...
June 10, 2002
Standard Test Methods for In Situ Measurement Of Masonry Mortar Joint Shear Strength Index
1.1 These test methods cover procedures for the determination of the average in situ mortar joint shear strength index in existing unreinforced solid-unit and ungrouted hollow-unit masonry built with...
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