This paper describes tests carried out to examine the relationship between ultrasonic pulse velocity and cube strength of concrete from ages of about 3 h over a curing temperature range from 1 to 60 degrees C. It is found that this relationship is practically independent of water/cement ratio and temperature but influenced by both aggregate content and type of cement. Strength estimation from pulse velocity was found to be less reliable for velocities less than about 2 km/s than it is for higher velocities. Prediction of 28 day cube strength from early-age pulse velocity is possible with some limitations, particularly with regard to temperature effects. (A) /TRRL/

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    An Foras Forbartha

    St Martin's House, Waterloo Road
    Dublin 4,   Ireland 
  • Authors:
    • Elvery, R H
  • Publication Date: 1976-12

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 181-190
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  • Accession Number: 00153314
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Analytic
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 20 1977 12:00AM