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Hardened concrete European Standards

Testing of hardened concrete is covered by BS EN 12390, Testing hardened concrete, including:

Part 1, Shape, dimensions and other requirements of specimens and moulds
Part 2, Making and curing specimens for strength tests
Part 3, Compressive strength of test specimens
Part 4, Compressive strength – specification for testing machines
Part 5, Flexural strength of test specimens
Part 6, Tensile splitting strength of test specimens
Part 7, Density of hardened concrete
Part 8, Depth of penetration of water under pressure
Part 9, None
Part 10, Determination of the carbonation resistance of concrete at atmospheric levels of carbon dioxide
Part 11, Determination of the chloride resistance of concrete, unidirectional diffusion
Part 12, Determination of the carbonation resistance of concrete. Accelerated carbonation method
Part 13, Determination of secant modulus of elasticity in compression
Part 14, Semi-adiabatic method for the determination of heat released by concrete during its hardening process
Part 15, Adiabatic method for the determination of heat released by concrete during its hardening process
Part 16, Determination of the shrinkage of concrete
Part 17, Determination of creep of concrete in compression
Part 18, Determination of the chloride migration coefficient [Currently a draft for comment 18/30380994 DC]


Acknowledgement: The Concrete Society


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Concrete on site 9: Sampling and testing fresh concrete


Concrete on site 10: Making test cubes