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1.1 These test methods evaluate the flexural bond strength, normal to the bed joints, of masonry built of manufactured masonry units. Sampling and testing procedures are referenced, and terms are defined. Three different specimen fabrication methods are specified, each for a different purpose:
1.1.1 The first method is the “Test Method for Laboratory-Prepared Specimens.” Its purpose is to compare the bond strengths (under the given conditions) of masonry mortars. It could be used, for example, to check the quality of mortar products after production, or to indicate the bond strength (under the given conditions) of a mortar product without requiring the product to be tested in combination with many different units. It is not intended to represent field conditions. It uses standard concrete masonry units. Mortars are batched by weight equivalents of volume proportions and are mixed to a prescribed flow. Prisms are constructed using a jig and are bag-cured.
1.1.2 The second method is the “Test Method for Field-Prepared Specimens.” Its purpose is to evaluate the bond strength (under the given conditions) of a particular unit-mortar combination, either for preconstruction evaluation of materials or for quality control purposes during construction. Mortars are batched conventionally, and the flow is not prescribed. Prisms are constructed conventionally (no jig) and are bag-cured.
1.1.5 Appendix X1 suggests two possible criteria for assessing the bond strength values obtained using these test methods. These possible evaluation criteria are given for illustration only and are not mandatory.
1.2 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.
|Engelse titel||Standard Test Methods for Measurement of Masonry Flexural Bond Strength|