Compressive strength or compression strength is the capacity of a material or structure to withstand loads tending to reduce size, as opposed to tensile strength, which withstands loads tending to elongate.
Concrete compressive strength for general construction varies from 15 MPa (2200 psi) to 30 MPa (4400 psi) and higher in commercial and industrial structures. Compressive strength of concrete depends on many factors such as water-cement ratio, cement strength, quality of concrete material, quality control during production of concrete etc.
The crushing strength of concrete, determined by breaking a cube, and often called the cube strength, reaches values of about 3 tons per square inch, that of granite 10 tons per square inch, and that of cast iron from 25 to 60 tons per square inch.
Abstract: This paper studied the effect of aggregate properties on the crushing strength of concrete. In order to achieve the study objective, three types of coarse aggregates, brick khoa, shingles stone, and black stone were used to test.
The compressive strength is the ability or the strength of the concrete to withstand the compressive forces or stresses without getting crushed or destroyed. Crushing strength is the ultimate withstanding ability (Yield point) of concrete up to the point of the concrete getting fractured or crushed under the influence of the applied force.