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Started 18th Dec, 2018

The age of concrete tests

In concrete tests ,Why do we choose 7, 14 and 28 days for tests ?

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23rd Apr, 2021
Magudeaswaran Palanisamy
Adithya Institute of Technology
Answer quite intresting

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18th Dec, 2018
Rana Burhan Alshahwany
University of Mosul
At 28 days concrete reach about 70 % -90%from its compressive strength
7and 14 days gives an indication to strength how to be
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18th Dec, 2018
Rana Burhan Alshahwany
University of Mosul
At 28 days concrete reach about 70 % -90%from its compressive strength
7and 14 days gives an indication to strength how to be
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19th Dec, 2018
Om Prakash Chhangani
Apex University
It has been observed that large percentage of strength gain is achieved near 28 days and subsequent increase is very slow.
I was reading recently as to why 28 days and not 29 or 30 days. The reason was quite interesting as you may be casting cubes on any working day and when you test it on 28th day the day will be working day only and not Sunday whereas for other days it can fall on Sunday.
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19th Dec, 2018
Qasim M. Shakir
University Of Kufa
interesting
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19th Dec, 2018
Mushtaq Sadiq Radhi
University of Kerbala
22nd Dec, 2018
Ali Hadi Adheem
Al-Furat Al-Awsat Technical University
The examination in early age gives the instructor an engineer
26th Dec, 2018
Isam Mohamad Ali
Al-Furat Al-Awsat Technical University
concrete gains 16 percent strength in one day, 40 percent in 3 days, 65% in 7 days, 90% in 14 days and 99% strength in 28 days.
Thus, it is clear that concrete gains its strength rapidly in the initial days after casting, i.e. 90% in only 14 days. When, its strength have reached 99% in 28 days, still concrete continues to gain strength after that period, but that rate of gain in compressive strength is very less compared to that in 28 days.
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4th Jan, 2019
Laith Sh. Rasheed
University of Kerbala
The compressive strength of concrete mainly depends on 28 days age due to it posses about 70 to 85% of ultimate strength.
The 28 days age represent a long time to wait in some projections so, it may essential to depends on 7 or 14 days age test as guide to estimate the concrete strength
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13th Jan, 2019
Isam Mohamad Ali
Al-Furat Al-Awsat Technical University
The basic principle is, There is holiday once in a week. So concrete tests no longer interepted
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10th Apr, 2019
Mahavir Balmukund Varma
Government College Of Engineering Aurangabad
The concrete develops strength with continued hydration, the rate of gain of strength is faster to start with and then gets decreasing with age. The increase in strength beyond 28 days used to get immersed with factor of safety.
Earlier only one type of cement was in use. For OPC increase in strength after 28 days was considerable, but now a days particularly 53 grade cement ,being ground finer, the increase in strength after 28 days is nominal, most of strength gained in respect of cured concrete takes place by 28 days.
It has been observed that practically on construction site curing will be done at the maximum 28 days. At the time of gaining strength as a exothermic process heat gets evolved, that heat taken care of curing, up to 28 days. after 28 days this chemical reaction becomes slower and slower on other hand curing is also not provided in such case gain of strength is very marginal.
it is also observed that 7 days strength is approximately 66 % of 28 days strength.
To ensure ourselves as a site engineer 7 days strength is taken. from 7 days strength one can predict 28 days strength.
in case desired results are not getting ,then after 7days of concrete itself engineer can think fresh concreting-thus avoiding poor quality concrete and save valuable construction days also.
6th May, 2019
Sumeru Nayak
University of Rhode Island
Interesting answers! For electrical tests, 7 days of hydration are accepted.
6th May, 2019
Mushtaq Sadiq Radhi
University of Kerbala
thanks for your ans.
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