THE EFFECT OF DIFFERENT TEST PROCEDURES UPON THE INDICATED STRENGTH OF CONCRETE BLOCKS ON COMPRESSION

Although the use of loose fiber-board caps with single blocks may increase the variation within a set of results when compared with mortar capping, the amount will depend largely upon the skill and experience of the mortar-capping operative. From an economic viewpoint, the board-capped single block specimen offers several advantages, and the sample size may be adjusted to give the required level of accuracy to the determination of block strength. The relationship between the results of tests on mortar- and board-capped specimens may be calculated, and both forms of test related directly to the performance of concrete blockwork walls. /AUTHOR/

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    An Foras Forbartha

    St Martin's House, Waterloo Road
    Dublin 4,   Ireland 
  • Authors:
    • Roberts, J J
  • Publication Date: 1973

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  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 87-98
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  • Accession Number: 00083292
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 29 1975 12:00AM