Specimen shape and size effect on the compressive strength of higher strength concrete

Tokyay M., Ozdemir M.

CEMENT AND CONCRETE RESEARCH, vol.27, no.8, pp.1281-1289, 1997 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 1997
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s0008-8846(97)00104-x
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1281-1289
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


The specimen size and shape effects on the compressive strength of higher strength concrete were investigated on different sized cylinders having constant length-to-diameter ratio (l/d), different sized cubes, and cylinders with various l/d for 40, 60, and 75 MPa compressive strength levels. The apparent strength values of 75mm diameter cylinder and 75 and 100mm cube specimens were lower than those of the larger specimens used. Also, the compressive strength was determined to be insignificantly affected by changing l/d as the strength of concrete increases. (C) 1997 Elsevier Science Ltd.