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ASTM E519 – Standard Test Method for Diagonal Tension (Shear) in Masonry Assemblages


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


compressive strength; diagonal loading; diagonal tensile strength; diagonal tension; masonry assemblages; masonry units; mortar; shear; shear strength

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Applied Testing & Geosciences, LLC is accredited for performing tests using the ASTM E519 standard.

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