ASTM C293 / C293M - 10

    Standard Test Method for Flexural Strength of Concrete (Using Simple Beam With Center-Point Loading)

    Active Standard ASTM C293 / C293M | Developed by Subcommittee: C09.61

    Book of Standards Volume: 04.02


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    Significance and Use

    This test method is used to determine the modulus of rupture of specimens prepared and cured in accordance with Practices C31/C31M or C192/C192M. The strength determined will vary where there are differences in specimen size, preparation, moisture condition, or curing.

    The results of this test method may be used to determine compliance with specifications or as a basis for proportioning, mixing and placement operations. This test method produces values of flexural strength significantly higher than Test Method .

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers determination of the flexural strength of concrete specimens by the use of a simple beam with center-point loading. It is not an alternative to Test Method .

    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 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

    C78/C78M Test Method for Flexural Strength of Concrete (Using Simple Beam with Third-Point Loading)

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

    C617 Practice for Capping Cylindrical Concrete Specimens

    C1077 Practice for Agencies Testing Concrete and Concrete Aggregates for Use in Construction and Criteria for Testing Agency 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)


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/C0293_C0293M-10

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    Citation Format

    ASTM C293 / C293M-10, Standard Test Method for Flexural Strength of Concrete (Using Simple Beam With Center-Point Loading), ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2010, www.astm.org

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