This code provides requirements for test load magnitudes, test protocols, and acceptance criteria for conducting a load test as a means of evaluating the safety and serviceability of concrete structural members and systems for existing buildings as provided for by ACI 562-13. A load test may be conducted as part of a structural evaluation to determine whether an existing building requires
repair and rehabilitation, or to verify the adequacy of repair and rehabilitation measures applied to an existing building, or both. This code contains provisions for both a cyclic load test and a monotonic load test procedure.
Keywords: acceptance criteria; cyclic loading; load test; monotonic loading; test load magnitude; test protocol.
Table of Contents
1.6—Language and units of measurement
CHAPTER 2—NOTATION AND DEFINITIONS
CHAPTER 3—REFERENCED STANDARDS
CHAPTER 4—TEST LOAD
4.2—Test load magnitude
CHAPTER 5—LOADING PROTOCOL
5.3—Monotonic loading protocol
5.4—Cyclic loading protocol
CHAPTER 6—ACCEPTANCE CRITERIA
6.1—Distress caused by load test
6.2—Performance assessment at service load level
6.3—Acceptance criteria for monotonic loading protocol
6.4—Acceptance criteria for cyclic loading protocol
6.5—Provision for lower load rating
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