n IMIESA - Strength test for concrete block pavers under revision : news

Volume 30, Issue 9
  • ISSN : 0257-1978
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  • Source : IMIESA, Volume 30, Issue 9, Sep 2005, p. 59 - 61
  • Accreditation : Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET)



Extracted from text ... Strength test for concrete block pavers under revision A new strength test for concrete block pavers (cbp) is being prepared by the paving committee of the Concrete Manufacturers Association (CMA). CMA director, John Cairns, says the current system, SANS 1058, which is based on compressive strength, does not take size, shape or thickness into account. "The shape of a block can play a substantial role in its strength. For example, with certain parameters, the thicker the block, the weaker its compressive strength, and conversely, the wider it is, the stronger it ..

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