Testing Concrete in Place

by Michael J. Bartos, Jr., (A.M.ASCE), Asst. Editor; CIVIL ENGINEERING—ASCE, New York, N.Y.,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1979, Vol. 49, Issue 10, Pg. 66-69

Document Type: Feature article


Although modern concrete construction has developed during the past 60 years, one aspect has remained essentially unchanged—the use of molded cylinders tested in compression to estimate the strength of concrete in a structure. Recently, however, the testing of concrete in place has become more widespread. Methods are of five types: rebound, maturity, pulse velocity, penetration and resistance to pull-out. Each correlates some test result to concrete compressive strength. The article contains descriptions of test methods and case histories.

Subject Headings: Compressive strength | Material tests | Case studies | Compression tests | Concrete | Concrete construction | Cylinders | Structural strength

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