Concrete has been in use for construction for over 2,000 years, but modern technology has had a major impact on even a “simple” material like concrete. In addition to steel reinforcing bar, advanced fibers are used to strengthen concrete in structural applications as well as high temperature/high pressure applications in oil and gas drilling. Changes in the material parameters need to be carefully measured during product development as well as monitoring samples taken during construction. The test methods are clearly specified according to the ASTM specs listed below. ADMET has been involved with concrete testing for many years, from retrofitting simple compression test frames with servo control to providing advanced high temperature systems to measure the Modulus of Elasticity and Poisson's Ratio at operating temperatures. Analysis routines are built in to the software for ease of use and fast time-to-results.

In the last decade, we began offering servo controlled concrete compression testing machines (20,000 to 600,000 Lb capacities) equipped with ADMET's MegaForce Automatically Controlled Hydraulic Power Unit. The MegaForce design provides a low cost solution for error free automatic testing of concrete cylinders, beams and cubes. For those that already have a concrete compression testing machine and want to save some money, we can retrofit MegaForce to existing concrete compression testing machines.
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  • ASTM C39 — Standard Test Method for Compressive Strength of Cylindrical Concrete Specimens
  • ASTM C78 — Standard Test Method for Flexural Strength of Concrete (Using Simple Beam with Third-Point Loading)
  • ASTM C109 — Standard Test Method for Compressive Strength of Hydraulic Cement Mortars
  • ASTM C307 — Standard Test Method for Tensile Strength of Chemical-Resistant Mortar, Grouts, and Monolithic Surfacings
  • ASTM C469 — Standard Test Method for Static Modulus of Elasticity and Poisson's Ratio of Concrete in Compression
  • ASTM C1609 — Standard Test Method for Flexural Performance of Fiber-Reinforced Concrete