This test method can facilitate more and better testing. It can be useful for corroborating Crush test results and identifying sources of variation in the measurements. It can provide precise measurement of strength development with age through repeated testing of individual units. It can be quickly performed virtually anywhere, which makes it possible to engage in a variety of useful opportunistic testing scenarios. Finally, it is suitable for use in regions where trusted Crush testing facilities are not accessible. Users include a broad range of people involved in concrete masonry and concrete strength testing.
The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.