Re-examination of the Relation Between Splitting Tensile and Compressive Strength of Normal Weight Concrete

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Title: Re-examination of the Relation Between Splitting Tensile and Compressive Strength of Normal Weight Concrete

Author(s): Nicholas J. Carino and H. S. Lew

Publication: Journal Proceedings

Volume: 79

Issue: 3

Appears on pages(s): 214-219

Keywords: age-strength relation; building codes; compressive strength; concretes;regression analysis; safety; shear properties; splitting tensile strength;statistical analysis.

Date: 5/1/1982

Abstract:
Based on statistical analyses of selected data, which included concretes with compressive strengths from 980 psi (6.9 MPa) to 5750 psi (39.7 MPa), it is shown that the commonly assumed square root of compressive strength function is not the most appropriate relation for selected data or data with a similar precision and the same range; rather, a simple power function is more applicable over a wide range of concrete strengths.