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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 13, Determination of secant modulus of elasticity in compression

These have replaced the relevant parts of BS 1881.

Acknowledgement: The Concrete Society