laboratory testing for grouts Injection Grouts for the Conservation of Architectural Surfaces: Research and Evaluation
A project of the Getty Conservation Institute

The tensile strength of a grout is estimated through an indirect tensile test called splitting tensile test (Brazilian Test). The test is carried out on cylinders with an aspect ratio of 1:2 and tested on its side in diametral compression. Photo: Beril Bicer-Simsir.