Flexural Concrete Beam Testing
Flexural strength test of hardened concrete otherwise known as flexural testing or concrete beam testing is a test normally carried out over large projects or when specifically required. Concrete Beams can come in different sizes but are always rectangular in shape.
We have a state of the art flexural testing rig capable testing a range of beam sizes, strengths and densities. The facilities at The Omega Group are purposefully built around concrete based testing.
The process for making prismatic samples is the same process for making cubical samples, the one real difference is the amount of concrete you need for the beam moulds.
What is flexural testing?
If a simply supported beam is loaded at a central point, the beam will deflect slightly. This is where the flexural test would come in. The test is also useful for large floored areas that will take heavy loads like a warehouse or large shopping precinct.
The most simple way to describe the test is that you are testing the bendiness of the concrete. Can it withstand the weight being applied? Will it withstand over time? Basically, the top of the beam is compressed and the bottom of the beam is pulled. This test will help determine how far this concrete will go before it fails. It is vitally important next to compression testing.
Our detailed PDF test reports are checked for accuracy and issued to you and your colleagues via e-mail within minutes of testing. All test reports, videos and photos can be viewed and downloaded from our secure client portal at any time.
All test reports are securely kept on file for 6 years