Section 1625 High-Velocity Hurricane Zones— Load Tests
Where cladding assemblies (including cladding and connections) or roofing framing assemblies (including portions of roof structure and connections) are such that their load-carrying capacity or deformation under load cannot be calculated by rational analysis, the assemblies may be tested to resist the fatigue loading sequence given by Table 1625.4.
Assemblies shall be tested with no resultant failure or distress and shall have a recovery of at least 90 percent over maximum deflection.
Any cladding assembly not incorporated into the Florida Building Code, Building after successfully completing the impact test outlined in Section 1626, shall be subject to fatigue loading testing and shall obtain product approval by the building official.
FATIGUE LOADING SEQUENCE
|RANGE OF TEST||NUMBER OF CYCLES1|
|0 to 0.5pmax2||600|
|0 to 0.6pmax||70|
|0 to 1.3pmax||1|
- Each cycle shall have minimum duration of 1 second and a maximum duration of 3 seconds and must be performed in a continuous manner.
- pmax = 0.6 × ultimate design load in accordance with ASCE7