SPLIT TENSILE STRENGTH OF CYLINDER
The test specimen shall consist of concrete cylinders of 150 mm in diameter & 300 mm long. The same compressive test machine is used for finding tensile strength also.
The specimens should be kept in dry condition for 24 hours before testing. To avoid the direct load on the specimen, the cylindrical specimens were kept below the wooden strips. The load was gradually applied till the specimens split and readings were noted.
The split tensile strength is calculated from the following formula
P= maximum load
D=diameter of the specimen
L= length of the specimen