SPLIT CYLINDER TEST FOR TENSION STRENGTH OF CONCRETE
Work is reported which shows that the split cylinder test provides a dependable means (more so than the flexure test) of testing concrete, and facilitates the logistics of the operation. In the study described, a number of beams and cylinders were molded of Class "F" concrete and tested at ages 4, 7, 11 and 14 days. Since all the beams and cylinders were not mixed in one batch, each set of beams and cylinders were not identical and any significant increase in strength of concrete with age was hidden by the scatter of the test results. The conditions for, and the characteristics of this test are discussed. Appendices are presented which give details of the Class "F" Concrete, the Class "A" pavement, as well as illustrations and tables.
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University of Connecticut, StorrsSchool of Engineering
Storrs, CT United States 06268
- Stephens, J E
- Pelliccione, J F
- Pastor, T P
- Publication Date: 1976-3
- Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
- Pagination: 21 p.
- TRT Terms: Beams; Concrete; Concrete tests; Tensile strength; Tension tests
- Uncontrolled Terms: Cylinders
- Old TRIS Terms: Tensile splitting tests
- Subject Areas: Highways; Materials;
- Accession Number: 00163699
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: JHR 76-97 Proj 75-2
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Mar 7 1978 12:00AM