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A NEW APPROACH FOR MEASUREMENT OF TENSILE STRENGTH OF CONCRETE

 A. Ghaffar, M. A. Chaudhry and M. Kamran Ali

Civil Engineering Department, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan.

Abstract: Tensile strength is one of the important strength parameters of concrete. Indirect methods have been used up till now for its measurement. These methods though widely accepted, do not furnish the true tensile strength of concrete. This paper presents a new approach for the experimental determination of true tensile strength of concrete. Results obtained by this test are quite encouraging and show 34% lower values than the splitting cylinder strength of concrete. 

Keywords: Concrete, indirect method, splitting cylinder strength, tensile strength