RILEM Bookseries, vol.6, pp.347-352, 2012 (Scopus)
The compressive strength test applied to standard samples is one of the most important tests indicating the quality of concrete in structures. The results of the standard tests are compared with the values used in design calculations to check for specification compliance and quality assurance. Although the standard tests are well accepted by the construction industry, they may not represent the in-situ strength of concrete due to the differences between the degree of compaction and curing conditions of concrete and those of standard samples. The quality of concrete can be assessed by means of minor-destructive methods. Pull-out test is an example of minor-destructive tests. The test causes only minimal destruction to the structure and the hole is repaired easily after testing. In the present study, the results from pull-out tests, and maturity method were extensively analysed for the assessment of concrete strength. © RILEM 2013.