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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Force range of 5 kN to 600 kN (1,125 lbf to 135,000 lbf)
Adjustable test space
The most popular choice for static tension and compression tests
These dual column testers are available in both tabletop and floor standing models
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Satisfies the requirements of both ASTM C1609 and C78
Rated to 100 kN (22,500 lbf)
Loading span attached to a spherical seat to maintain proper alignment
Includes preinstalled metric ruler to ease specimen placement
Available from a 1 mm (0.04 in) measurement range to a 25 mm (1.0 in) measurement range
May be used in a wide variety of tests
Includes a magnetic and adjustable mounting base
Standard units meet Class B-1 of ASTM E83, Class 0,5 of ISO 9513