Strength Evaluation of Concrete Structures with Physical Load Test


"Strength evaluation of concrete structures can be done by using physical load test method. Strength evaluation may be required from time to time for various applications of the concrete structure. Procedure for the concrete structure physical load test is discussed in this article.

The procedure of load test on concrete structures presented here depends on ACI -2008 Chapter 20. In case there is doubt about the safety requirements of a structure, licensed design professional or building official can ask for a strength evaluation.

A load test on concrete structure is required to determine the serviceability of the structure when the presence/effect of the strength deficiency and its remedial measures are not fully known or when the required dimensions and material properties for analysis are not available."

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