Standard Method of Test for
Splitting Tensile Strength of Cylindrical
AASHTO Designation: T 198·02 (2006)
ASTM Designation: C 496-96
1.1.This test method covers the determination of the splitting tensile strength of cylindrical concrete specimens such as molded cylinders and drilled cores.
Note 1-For methods of molding cylindrical specimens, see R 39 and T 23. For methods of obtaining drilled cores, see T 24M/T 24.
1.2.The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard.
1.3.This standard may involve hazardous materials, operations, and equipment.
This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns associated with its use.
It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations
prior to use.
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