Fasteners Testing

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Fasteners Testing

The following is a list of tests that are often included in testing plans for fasteners:

PropertyMaterialASTM / MethodDetails
Pullout StrengthConcreteASTM 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 ReductionN/A – Material TestASTM 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 StrengthConcrete / MasonryASTM 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 StrengthConcrete / Masonry / SteelASTM 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 StrengthWoodASTM 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 / CarburizationN/A – Material TestASTM 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 StrengthSteelAISI 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 StrengthSteelAISI 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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