ASTM C1609 determines the flexural performance of fiber-reinforced concrete using parameters derived from the load-deflection curve obtained by testing a simply supported beam under third-point loading using a closed-loop, servo-controlled testing system. The first-peak strength, peak strength, and residual strengths determined by this test method reflect the behavior of fiber-reinforced concrete under static flexural loading. This test method may be used for comparison of mixtures, quality control, and research and development. TestResources provides machines, grips, equipment, and fixtures for testing in accordance with ASTM C1609.

The loading and specimen support system is capable of applying third-point loading to the specimen without eccentricity or torque. Supporting rollers are able to rotate on their axes and are not placed in grooves or have other restraints that prevent their free rotation. A specially configured universal test machine capable of servo-controlled operation is used with the net deflection of the center of the beam measured and used to control the rate of increase of deflection. By means of our bend testing expertise and modular product design, we will help find the testing solution that is right for you. Give one of our application engineers a call today for help with creating the best budget and testing plan according to ASTM C1609.

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