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ASTM E564 – Standard Practice for Static Load Test for Shear Resistance of Framed Walls for Buildings


This practice describes methods for evaluating the shear capacity of a typical section of a framed wall, supported on a rigid foundation and having load applied in the plane of the wall along the edge opposite the rigid support and in a direction parallel to it.

The objective is to provide a determination of the shear stiffness and strength of any structural light-frame wall configuration to be used as a shear-wall on a rigid support.


framed walls; racking loads; rigid support; shear displacement; shear stiffness; shear strength

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