These tests are primarily done to obtain the compressive strength of the concrete sample. In addition, the density of the concrete sample is also obtained.
Concrete Core tests are done in accordance with Indian standards IS: 1199 and IS: 516
Concrete core sample is extracted from the member to be tested using a core cutting machine. The core surface is prepared in the laboratory; the core is then cured and tested in a Compressive Testing Machine. The obtained compressive strength is converted to equivalent cube strength using suitable correction factors in accordance with the Indian standards.