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Indirect Tensile Strength (Brazilian Test)

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Poot, M.R. ing.
Civil Engineering and Geosciences (CiTG), Road and Railway Engineering
Stevinweg 1, 2628CN Delft
Tel : +31 (0)15 27 86536
E-mail : M.R.Poot@tudelft.nl
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General Information


Indirect Tensile Strength (Brazilian Test)


CiTG, Stevin Lab II, Asphalt Lab

Key words:

indirect tensile test, compression, stress, compressive load, pavement, asphalt, brazilian-test

Main application:

Determining tensile strenght. The technique involves loading disc-shaped specimens in compression across their diameter. Such loading generates a tensile stress at the center of the disc in a direction perpendicular to the direction of the applied load. When the applied load reaches a critical level, the disc splits along its diameter in tension. Temperature control is possible.

Instrument specification

Universal Testing Machine
Industrial Process Controls Ltd

Max Force:
5 kN

Temperature cabinet range:
0 to 600C

Specimen size:
Diameter 100 mm / 150 mm