SR157 Testing methodology for the dynamic properties evaluation of building parts and non-structural components (2006)
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- Tony Walther
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- Study report
NZS 1170.5:2004 provides clear guidelines for the design of building parts and non-structural components but without giving designers or manufacturers a means to evaluate the dynamic properties of building parts and non-structural components.
An extensive international literature research was undertaken in order to evaluate the applicability of various approaches to the New Zealand testing environment with its comparatively limited test facilities.
Feasible alternatives were condensed to a compact and efficient testing methodology. Verification of the testing method was undertaken where applicable.