Journal Published Online: 01 January 1984
Volume 6, Issue 2

On In-Place Strength of Concrete and Pullout Tests



The current status of in-place strength evaluation of concrete is discussed. A literature survey regarding the controversy surrounding the assessment of concrete strength through field-cast laboratory-cured cylinder tests is presented. Inconsistencies associated with the drilling and testing of cores for determining in-place concrete strength are pointed out. On the basis of these arguments, the necessity of developing alternative nondestructive test procedures is emphasized. This is followed by a detailed discussion on the status of the pullout test method as a measure of compressive strength of in-place concrete, which appears to be a potentially feasible nondestructive test procedure. The present paper constitutes a state of the art report on the aforementioned topics and contains appropriate recommendations from the authors.

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Yener, M
Civil Engineering Building, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
Chen, W-F
Civil Engineering Building, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
Pages: 10
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ISSN: 0149-6123
DOI: 10.1520/CCA10361J