Size and Shape effects of testing specimens on the compressive Strength of SCC
AbstractTo control the quality of concrete during concreting works, there are various moulds that are used for casting concrete samples according to different standards at different countries. And these differences in the shapes and sizes of concrete samples can cause variations in the results of measured compressive strength. Self-compacting concrete (SCC) have a structural strength and high ﬂowability. This material used in modern concrete technology and extensively in the construction applications of high-rise buildings and long-span concrete structures.This research concentrated on the effect of specimen sizes and shapes on compressive strength of High strength SCC, Specimens were normally cured in the Lab. and tested at age of 28 days. Results were plotted, and indicated that for all testing specimens, there was a significant Influence of size and shape of the specimens on the measured compressive strength. Common sizes that have used for testing compressive strength of concrete were investigated; (100 X100 X100), (150X150X150) mm for cubes and (100 X 200), ( 150 X300) for cylinders. To determine the best conversion factors, linear relationship added as a trend line between compressive strength measured based on testing cylinders to that measured based on testing cubes, on the other hand relationships was conducted to relate compressive strength tested on cubes and cylinders of different sizes.
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