Direct Tensile Strength Measurement of Concrete
The evaluation of the tensile strength and determination of the tensile stress-strain curve using indirect tests becomes approximate hence there is a necessity for exploring direct tensile strength measurement. This investigation is part of ongoing research on the development of direct tensile strength measurement. In this paper direct tensile strength test has been proposed and the results obtained have been compared with compressive strength and flexural strength. It has been found that results obtained are well comparable and relationships are similar to that proposed in earlier findings.
Huixuan Zhang, Ye Han, Fuxiao Chen and Jiuba Wen
M. I. Khan "Direct Tensile Strength Measurement of Concrete", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 117-119, pp. 9-14, 2012