Flexural tests of concrete beam have their own inportance in concrete Road Constructions as well as Buildings constructions.Normally Concrete beams of Sizes 10cm X 10cm X 50cm or 15cm X 15cm X 70cm are tested For flexural strength.
The machine consists of a hand operated load frame. The lower platen has two rollers, the distance between which is adjustable. For 150mmX150mmX170mm beam, the centre to centre distance between the rollers is 600 mm while it is 400mm for beams of size 100mmX100mmX500mm. The upper platen has also a pair of rollers whose distance is adjustable. It is 200mm centre to centre, for 150mmX150mmX700mm size beam and 133mm for 100mmX100mX500mm size beam. A pressure gauge to indicate load is fixed on the load frame. A small pumping unit is attached to the load frame. Total capacity of the machine is 100 KN and a 150 mm dia pressure gauge 100 KN X 1 KN is fitted on the machine. Since this is a hand operated light weight machine, it is used for field laboratory also.