Journal Published Online: 01 May 1975
Volume 3, Issue 3

An Analysis of the Design of Beam Testing Apparatus



A critical evaluation of the mechanical design of beam testing apparatus used to determine the flexural strength of concrete by ASTM methods C 78-64(1972) and C 293-68 is presented. Two approaches were used in the evaluation: (1) an experimental deformation of the concrete beam analysis and (2) a stress-deformation analysis of the same by the finite element method. An alternative design of beam testing fixtures is presented by which the tests can be performed more efficiently and accurately.

Author Information

Ducker, WL
Sigma Engineering Co., Inc., Lubbock, Texas
Vallabhan, CVG
Texas Tech University, Lubblock, Texas
McMullin, WS
Lubbock Labs, Lubbock, Texas
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ISSN: 0090-3973
DOI: 10.1520/JTE10157J