This two-part article discusses the various methods used internationally to determine compressive, tensile and flexural strength of cast concrete specimens, the differing techniques involved and the effect of variables together with the testing of cores cut from the finished concrete and the methods of testing for durability. European and U. S. practices are examined and compared. Details are given of prism tests, equivalent cube tests and cylinder tests, beam tests, and cylinder splitting tests. The effect of the rate of loading, end condition of specimen or specimen cap, and size and shape of specimen on the results of standard tests is investigated, together with the selection of acceptable capping materials. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    IPC Building and Control Journals, Limited

    Dorset House, Stanford Street
    London SE1 9LU,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Bell, R A
  • Publication Date: 1972-11-24

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  • Accession Number: 00260516
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 11 1974 12:00AM