ASTM C1245 / C1245M - 12

    Standard Test Method for Determining Relative Bond Strength Between Hardened Roller Compacted Concrete Lifts (Point Load Test)

    Active Standard ASTM C1245 / C1245M | Developed by Subcommittee: C09.45

    Book of Standards Volume: 04.02


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    Significance and Use

    This test method is used to measure the relative bond strength of roller-compacted concrete to other roller-compacted concrete by using a point load test at the joint (See Note 1). Relative bond strength is determined using drilled cores or cast cylindrical specimens in which the bond surface is essentially normal to the longitudinal axis at approximately the mid-length of the specimen. A splitting tensile stress normal to the bond surface is produced by applying a point load at the joint.

    The test results in a value that can be compared to that obtained by testing other specimens which are made from the same materials and by the same process. Results can be used for the purpose of comparing the relative bond strength of various joint conditions, joint treatments, or bonding materials applied to the joint.

    The test results are not to be taken as a true bond strength. Values of cohesion or tensile strength shall be determined by methods other than this test method.

    This test method may be used either for laboratory investigation by casting individual composite cylinders or by coring prototype structures or assemblies (Test Method C42/C42M).

    Note 1—This test may be used for testing the relative bond of other hardened hydraulic cement-based materials other than RCC.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method is intended for testing roller-compacted concrete specimens and covers determination of the relative bond between layers of roller-compacted concrete or other hardened concrete in multiple-lift forms of construction. It is applicable to all types of layered roller-compacted concrete where the total depth is sufficient to meet the minimum specimen length and diameter requirements of this test method. This test method is not intended to provide tensile strength results of the material tested.

    1.2 The values stated in either SI units or inch-pound units are to be regarded separately as standard. The values stated in each system may not be exact equivalents; therefore, each system shall be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in non-conformance with the standard.

    1.3 The text of this standard references notes and footnotes, which provide explanatory material. These notes and footnotes (excluding those in tables and figures) shall not be considered as requirements of this standard.

    1.4 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

    C39/C39M Test Method for Compressive Strength of Cylindrical Concrete Specimens

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

    C125 Terminology Relating to Concrete and Concrete Aggregates

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

    C670 Practice for Preparing Precision and Bias Statements for Test Methods for Construction Materials

    C1176/C1176M Practice for Making Roller-Compacted Concrete in Cylinder Molds Using a Vibrating Table

    C1435/C1435M Practice for Molding Roller-Compacted Concrete in Cylinder Molds Using a Vibrating Hammer

    D1557 Test Methods for Laboratory Compaction Characteristics of Soil Using Modified Effort (56,000 ft-lbf/ft3 (2,700 kN-m/m3))


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 91.100.30 (Concrete and concrete products)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 30111500(Concrete and mortars)


    DOI: 10.1520/C1245_C1245M-12

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