Concrete Rebound Hammer Tester
Model No.: SET-1109
Rebound hammer test method is based on the principle that the rebound of an elastic mass depends on the hardness of the concrete surface against which the mass strikes. The operation of the rebound hammer is shown in figure-1. When the plunger of rebound hammer is pressed against the concrete surface, the spring controlled mass in the hammer rebounds. The amount of rebound of the mass depends on the hardness of concrete surface.
Thus, the hardness of concrete and rebound hammer reading can be correlated with compressive strength of concrete. The rebound value is read off along a graduated scale and is designated as the rebound number or rebound index. The compressive strength can be read directly from the graph provided on the body of the hammer.
To determine the compressive strength of the concrete by relating the rebound index and the compressive strength
To assess the uniformity of the concrete
To assess the quality of the concrete based on the standard specifications
To relate one concrete element with other in terms of quality
|Conforms to Standard||BS 1881: Part 202, IS 13311 Part 1, ASTM C-805|
|Range||Rebound Number10 to 60|
|Resolution||2 Rebound Number(s)|
|Impact Energy||2.207 Nm|
|Accuracy||Error ±2 Rebound Numbers when tested on Calibration Anvil|