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ASTM E455 – Standard Test Method for Static Load Testing of Framed Floor or Roof Diaphragm Constructions for Buildings


This test method covers procedures designed to evaluate the static shear capacity of a typical segment of a framed diaphragm under simulated loading conditions, and to provide a determination of the stiffness of the construction and its connections.

A diaphragm construction is an assembly of materials designed to transmit shear forces in the plane of the construction.


connections; framed floor; roof diaphragm; static shear

ASTM E455 Accredited Laboratory

Applied Testing & Geosciences, LLC is accredited for performing tests using the ASTM E455 standard.

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