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High-strength concrete is one of the new developments in concrete technology. In addition to compressive strength levels above 60 MPa, high workability, improvements in early age performance and durability appear to be its main advantages. This paper studies the suitability of the break-off test to evaluate strength development of high-strength concrete. Regression equations between break-off pressure and compressive strength were calculated. The effects of different variables such as age, type of coarse aggregate, and strength level are discussed. The obtained results indicate that the break-off test can be used satisfactorily to evaluate the quality of concretes with compressive strength levels up to 100 MPa.
Di Maio, A
Mechanical engineer, professor, Technological University of La Plata (UTN),
Construction engineer, professor, La Plata University (UNLP),
Civil engineer, professor, La Plata University (UNLP),
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