ASTM C78-09

    Historical Standard: ASTM C78-09 Standard Test Method for Flexural Strength of Concrete (Using Simple Beam with Third-Point Loading)

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    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the determination of the flexural strength of concrete by the use of a simple beam with third-point loading.

    1.2 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.

    1.3 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    C31/C31M Practice for Making and Curing Concrete Test Specimens in the Field

    C42/C42M Test Method for Obtaining and Testing Drilled Cores and Sawed Beams of Concrete

    C192/C192M Practice for Making and Curing Concrete Test Specimens in the Laboratory

    C617 Practice for Capping Cylindrical Concrete Specimens

    C1077 Practice for Laboratories Testing Concrete and Concrete Aggregates for Use in Construction and Criteria for Laboratory Evaluation

    E4 Practices for Force Verification of Testing Machines


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 91.100.30 (Concrete and concrete products)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 30111500(Concrete and mortars)


    DOI: 10.1520/C0078-09

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