Penetration Resistance Test – Significance and Procedure

Penetration resistance test is a concrete non-destructive test. This test determines the strength of concrete by penetrating a steel rod.Non-destructive test (NDT) and destructive tests (DT) are the the tests done one hardened concrete. Concrete is the oldest and most important construction material in the world.… Read More Penetration Resistance Test – Significance and Procedure

Non Destructive test (NDT)- Hardened Concrete

Non-destructive test (NDT) and destructive tests (DT) are the the tests done one hardened concrete. Concrete is the oldest and most important construction material in the world. Testing of the concrete plays and important role to know about the strength, durability and condition of the structure. This article is about the types of Destructive and non destructive tests done on concrete.… Read More Non Destructive test (NDT)- Hardened Concrete

Rebound hammer test on Concrete structures

Rebound hammer test is one of the most popular and simple non-destructive concrete tests. The Non-destructive test is the process of detection of defects in concrete without its destruction. The determination of concrete quality is necessary for both fresh concrete and hardened concrete. The rebound hammer test is the common test for determining quality for existing structures.… Read More Rebound hammer test on Concrete structures

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