Testing services for your products and materials
The following is a list of tests that are often included in testing plans for fasteners:
|Property||Material||ASTM / Method||Details|
|Pullout Strength||Concrete||ASTM C900|
Pullout Strength of Hardened Concrete
An insert is either cast into fresh concrete or installed in hardened concrete. This method provides requirements for the inserts that are used to properly determine pullout strength of the concrete.
|Tensile Strength / Yield / Elongation / Area Reduction||N/A – Material Test||ASTM E8|
Tension Testing of Metallic Materials
Provides guidance on sample preparation and testing of a variety of metallic material types to evaluate their tensile strength. Provides the yield strength, yield point elongation, tensile strength, elongation, and reduction of area.
|Tensile Strength / Shear Strength||Concrete / Masonry||ASTM E488|
Strength of Anchors in Concrete Elements
Provides tensile and shear strengths of cast-in-place or post-installed anchors. Can be tested in cracked or uncracked concrete. Describes procedures for static, seismic, fatigue, and shock testing. Also describes environmental exposure conditions including freezing/thawing, moisture, elevated temperatures, and corrosion.
|Tensile Strength / Shear Strength||Concrete / Masonry / Steel||ASTM E1190|
Strength of Power-Actuated Fasteners Installed in Structural Members
Provides procedures for static tensile and static shear tests for evaluating the performance of power-actuated fasteners in various substrates.
|Withdrawal Strength / Lateral Resistance Strength||Wood||ASTM D1761|
Test Methods for Mechanical Fasteners in Wood and Wood-Based Materials
Provides procedures for evaluating nails, staples, and screws that are installed in wood or wood-based products. Provides withdrawal strength and lateral resistance (shear) strength, as well as procedures for testing bolted or timber connector joints.
|Hardness / Yield Strength / Axial Tension / Wedge Tension / Tensile Strength / Total Extension at Fracture / Single Shear Strength / Compression Load / Embrittlement / Carburization||N/A – Material Test||ASTM F606|
Mechanical Properties of Externally and Internally threaded Fasteners, Washers, Direct Tension Indicators, and Rivets
Provides a wide variety of procedures for testing the components described above. See individual product standards/specification for the specific requirements for any fastener requiring testing.
|Tensile Strength / Shear Strength||Steel||AISI S904|
Tensile and Shear Strength of Steel Screws
Provides procedures for evaluating the tensile strength of steel screws when secured in a universal testing machine. Provides the shear strength of steel screws using a single shear test setup with the screws secured between steel plates.
|Pullout Strength / Pullover Strength / Shear Strength||Steel||AISI S905|
Strength and Deformation Characteristics of Cold-Formed Steel Connections
Provides installation descriptions, test fixtures, loading apparatus, failure modes, etc. for evaluation of fasteners that form connections between pieces of cold-formed steel.
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