AN ANALYSIS OF THE DESIGN OF BEAM TESTING APPARATUS

A critical evaluation of the mechanical design of beam testing apparatus used to determine the flexural strength of concrete by ASTM methods C 78-64(1972) and C 293-68 is presented. Two approaches were used in the evaluation: (1) an experimental deformation of the concrete beam analysis and (2) a stress-deformation analysis of the same by the finite element method. An alternative design of beam testing fixtures is presented by which the tests can be performed more efficiently and accurately.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society for Testing and Materials

    100 Barr Harbor Drive, P.O. Box C700
    West Conshohocken, PA  United States  19428-2957
  • Authors:
    • Ducker, W L
    • Vallabhan, V G
    • McMullin, M S
  • Publication Date: 1975-5

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  • Accession Number: 00096262
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Tech Note
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 15 1975 12:00AM