Global Lab offers the art of the precise, accurate & reliable testing service accredited by NABL for durability Test - Split Tensile Test of Concrete as per ASTM C 496 / C 496 M: 2011.
OBJETCIVE OF TEST: Determine the splitting tensile strength of cylindrical concrete specimens, such as molded cylinders and drilled cores.
Applying a diametrical compressive force along the length of a cylindrical concrete specimen with a prescribed rate of loading until failure occurs. This loading induces tensile stresses on the plane containing the applied load and relatively high compressive stresses in the area immediately around the applied load. Tensile failure occurs rather than compressive failure because the areas of load application are in a state of tri-axial compression, thereby allowing them to withstand much higher compressive stresses than would be indicated by a uniaxial compressive strength test result.