Cement tests – Laboratory tests and field tests

Cement tests are significant because cement is the most important and highly recognized binding material used in construction. Cement is an integral part of all types of construction ranging from huge skyscrapers, bridges, tunnels, etc to small residential buildings.… Read More Cement tests – Laboratory tests and field tests

Splitting tensile strength test of concrete – Test procedure

The splitting tensile strength test is performed on hardened concrete to determine its tensile strength. Marginal variations in water to cement ratio, ingredient proportioning, increase in a slump, etc impacts the desired concrete strength. This in turn affects the strength and stability of structures. There are several tests to determine the strength of concrete.… Read More Splitting tensile strength test of concrete – Test procedure

Compressive strength test of concrete | Cube test for Concrete

As a construction material, concrete should be able to withstand heavy loads. The concrete material beneath compression tends to reduce its size. Concrete gains its strength over time. The compressive strength depends on cement strength, water-cement ratio, concrete quality etc. The test gives an idea of the overall strength and above-mentioned factors.… Read More Compressive strength test of concrete | Cube test for Concrete