Materials and Component Testing for Concrete and Cement

Many concrete and cement applications are critical to human safety. Therefore many companies and organizations in this industry require formal certifications of concrete materials and products. This has driven a proliferation of strength testing and published testing standards. Some of those are linked below.

In its simplest form, workable concrete consists of cement, sand and water. To ensure desired strength of concrete in a safety-critical application such as a bridge, it may be necessary to test and certify the cement raw material and the sand. In addition, one may want to test the workable concrete mixture; and the final cured cement, perhaps at different cure times. Most concrete applications include reinforcement called rebar. So it may be appropriate to test and certify the rebar as well as the concrete-rebar assembly.

In most applications, concrete is loaded in compression or in flexural bending. TestResources offers the test machines and specimen fixtures needed to perform both types of tests. Most of our fixtures are designed to meet the specific details of the relevant ASTM or ISO standards. You can find that information below for a selection of concrete and cement testing standards. Our expert application engineers can help you test in strict accordance to all of these standards and many more.

TestResources offers two product lines that were designed with concrete and cement testing in mind:

  • Model 3XX electromechical universal test machines; and
  • Model 6XX electrohydraulic universal test machines

Our 3XX product line covers forces from 5 kN to 600 kN (1,125 lbf to 135 kip). Our 6XX product line covers forces from 300 kN to 2 MN (67,500 lbf to 450 kip). Both types of machines can be configured for compression and flexural bend testing.

TestResources offers a wide range of universal test machines and all of the specimen fixtures you need to perform your tests on cement or concrete raw materials and finished products. Contact your TestResources application engineer by clicking on the icon at the right of this page.

Popular Testing Applications

ASTM C109 is a compression test determine the compressive strength of hydraulic ce...
ASTM C39 test for compressive concrete covers the determination of compressive str...
ASTM C496 determines the splitting tensile strength of cylindrical concrete specim...
ASTM C1583 is used to measure the tensile strength of concrete surfaces. This test...
ASTM C293 determines the flexural strength of concrete specimens by the use of a s...
ASTM C348 determines the flexural strength of hydraulic-cement mortars. The values...
ASTM C78 determines the flexural strength of concrete by the use of a simple beam ...
ASTM C579 determines the compressive strength of chemical-resistant mortars, grou...
ASTM C580 determines the flexural strength and modulus of elasticity in flexure of...
ASTM C307 determines the tensile strength of cured chemical-resistant materials in...
ASTM C469 determines the (1) chord modulus of elasticity (Young s) and ( 2) Poisso...
ASTM C198 determines the bonding strength of air-setting refractory mortar by dete...
ASTM C321 is a testing standard that determines the bond strength between chemical...
ISO 12808 Descriptors - Adhesives, Grouting, Tiles, Flexural strength, Compressive...
Compressive strength testing of hydraulic cement and other mortars may be determin...
EN 12390-4 requires a constant rate of displacement test machine control with a cr...

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