Flexural Testing Machine
The flexural and transverse strength of concrete is of interest to engineers for many reasons. Movement of structures which may be induced by temperature changes, ground vibrations, cyclic loading and many other external influences, will set up internal stresses within a concrete member. There is no clearly defined relationship between compressive and flexural strength. Generally it can be assumed for most purposes that flexural strength of normal concrete is about 10% of the compressive strength achieved in the same concrete. Lower loads are used to test concrete in flexure, however, the shape and size of test specimens is such that larger and often heavy specimens can be difficult to handle. ELE has designed the range of machines offered to provide for ease of specimen positioning and subsequent testing, including low strength compression tests using optional ball seating assemblies.