concrete cylinder test

Definition

Construction

  • A compression test for concrete strength. Wet samples of concrete are carefully placed in specially made containers 6" in diameter and 12" high. The cylinders are sent to a laboratory where a compression test is performed. This is done by putting the concrete in a hydraulic machine that measures the pressure(s) needed to crush it. Cylinder tests are usually performed for each pour on a project that requires concrete strength control.
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