STP169

    Static and Fatigue Strength

    Published: Jan 1956


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    Abstract

    Tests to determine strength are undoubtedly the most common type made to evaluate the properties of hardened concrete. There are three reasons for this: (a) The strength of concrete, in compression, tension, shear, or a combination of these, has in most cases a direct influence on the load-carrying capacity of both plain and reinforced structures. (b) Of all the properties of hardened concrete, those concerning strength can usually be determined most easily, (c) By means of correlations with other more complicated tests, the results of strength tests can be used as a qualitative indication of other important properties of hardened concrete.


    Author Information:

    Kesler, CE
    Associate Professor of Theoretical and Applied MechanicsResearch Professor of Civil Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana, Ill.

    Siess, CP
    Associate Professor of Theoretical and Applied MechanicsResearch Professor of Civil Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana, Ill.


    Paper ID: STP39422S

    Committee/Subcommittee: C09.61

    DOI: 10.1520/STP39422S


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