WINDSOR PROBE - NONDESTRUCTIVE TESTER

A NEW PROBE SYSTEM, INTRODUCED BY THE WINDSOR MACHINERY CORP., CONNECTICUT, IS BRIEFLY DESCRIBED. THE PROBE TECHNIQUE INVOLVES A PISTOL-LIKE DRIVING DEVICE POWERED BY A PRECISELY LOADED CHARGE, AS WELL AS THE METAL PROBE AND RELATED MEASURING INSTRUMENTS. THE PROBE DEVICE IS DESIGNED TO CRACK AGGREGATE PARTICLES AND TO COMPRESS THE CONCRETE BEING TESTED. WHEN DISCHARGED INTO THE CONCRETE THE PROBE PENETRATES DEEPLY AND COMPRESSES A MEASURABLE ZONE WHICH IS CORRELATED TO LB/SQ. IN., I.E. THE DEPTH OF PENETRATION IS REPRESENTATIVE OF THE COMPRESSIVE STRENGTH. TESTING AUTHORITIES IN THE U.S.A. GIVE COMPARATIVE RESULTS OF 5,150 AND 5,700 LB/SQ. IN. FROM CORE TESTS, WITH 5.300 AND 5,760 LB/SQ. IN. FROM THE WINDSOR PROBE. /TRRL/

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Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 41
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 16
    • Issue Number: 2

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00214395
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 9 1973 12:00AM