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.
KeywordsBuildings - Framed Walls - Shear Resistance - Shear Stiffness - Shear Strength - Static Load Test - Static Load Testing - Structural Panels
ICS CODE91.010.30 (Technical aspects)
ASTM E564-06(2018), Standard Practice for Static Load Test for Shear Resistance of Framed Walls for Buildings, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2018, www.astm.org