THE INDIRECT TENSION TEST FOR CONCRETE

THE DISADVANTAGES AND SHORTCOMINGS ARE LISTED OF THE BEAM TESTS FOR MEASURING THE FLEXURAL STRENGTH OF CONCRETE. THE INDIRECT TENSION TEST WAS INVESTIGATED AS A POSSIBLE SOLUTION TO THESE DIFFICULTIES. THE INDIRECT TENSION TEST METHOD IS DESCRIBED AND TEST RESULTS REPORTED. IT IS CONCLUDED THAT THERE IS A DIRECT RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE FLEXURAL STRENGTH OBTAINED BY TESTING BEAMS AND BY TESTING CYLINDERS LENGTHWISE. BY ADOPTING THE SPLIT CYLINDER TESTING PROCEDURES AS A SUBSTITUTE FOR THE STANDARD BEAM TESTS, A NET SAVING OF 60% IN THE COST OF THE CONCRETE ALONE SAMPLED FOR TESTING PURPOSE IS WARRANTED. THE VALUE FOR THE SPLITTING TENSILE STRENGTH USING CYLINDERS IS ESTIMATED AS 400 PSI, CORRESPONDING TO A FLEXURAL STRENGTH OF 550 PSI USING BEAMS.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Res Study NO 4, 62 PP, 4 FIG, 13 TAB, 8 REF
  • Corporate Authors:

    Puerto Rico Department Public Works

    Bureau of Soils, Materials, Testing and Research
    ,   Puerto Rico 

    Department of Commerce

    1401 Constitution Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20230

    Bureau of Public Roads /US

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Publication Date: 1965-6

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  • Accession Number: 00212471
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 16 1994 12:00AM