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

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About the Course

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

The course takes approximately 1 hour to complete and includes instructional video content, interactive knowledge checks, and a self-grading quiz. Downloadable resources include a pdf of the standard.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Identify apparatus and related components used for the determination of the flexural strength of concrete and their verification requirements.
  • Define test specimen requirements outlined for ASTM C78/C78M.
  • Recall procedure for determination of the flexural strength of concrete, including steps to eliminate gaps between the loading blocks and specimen surface.
  • Recognize procedure for measurement of specimens after test.
  • Identify equations used for the calculation of modulus of rupture and define the symbols used in said equations.
  • Recall reporting requirements for ASTM C78/C78M.


Anyone who runs the C78 test method or who needs an understanding of the test method and how it is properly run.

Certificate and CEUs

CEUs: .1 or 1 PDH

Certificate: A certificate is available upon successful completion of the course and an 80% or higher score on the exam.

ASTM Standards Referenced


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