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Compressive strength is the capacity of a material to withstand axially directed pushing forces. When the limit of compressive strength is reached, materials are crushed. Concrete can be made to have high compressive strength. Placing a concrete floor for a commercial building Installing rebar in a floor during a concrete pour In construction, concrete is a composite building material made from the combination of aggregate and cement binder. ...


Compare tensile strength. The tensile strength of a material is the maximum amount of tensile stress that it can be subjected to before it breaks. ...


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Compressive stress - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (234 words)
Compressive stress is the stress applied to materials resulting in their compaction (decrease of volume).
Usually compressive stress applied to bars, columns, etc. leads to shortening.
Compressive stress has stress units (force per unit area), usually with negative values to indicate the compaction.
Compressive strength - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (169 words)
Compressive strength is the capacity of a material to withstand axially directed pushing forces.
When the limit of compressive strength is reached, materials are crushed.
Concrete can be made to have high compressive strength e.g.
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