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Concrete Q & A: What Does Type of Fracture Tell Us About the Cylinder Test Result?
Title: Concrete Q & A: What Does Type of Fracture Tell Us About the Cylinder Test Result?
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Publication: Concrete International
Volume: 26
Issue: 2
Date: February 1, 2004
ABSTRACT
Is there any information on the significance of different types of breaks when cylinders are tested for compressive strength? I’m particularly interested in what are considered “good” break types versus “bad” break types. For instance, if the strength is lower than expected, can the break type help to indicate whether the low strength was caused by a testing problem rather than a problem with the concrete?
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