The splitting tensile test
, on the cylinder specimens, was conducted in accordance with ASTM C 496.
A decade ago, Dietert and Graham introduced the splitting tensile test (see Fig.
In the past, green and splitting tensile tests were considered redundant or superfluous.
Compressive strength and splitting tensile tests are not sensitive to the effects of springback.
The green and splitting tensile tests provide the tensile strength of the molding sand with and without the effects of springback.
The unconfined compression tests and the splitting tensile tests
were carried out in accordance with ASTM D5102  and ASTM C496 standards , respectively.
Compressive and splitting tensile tests of the specimen were carried out at 7, 14, 21, and 28 days in accordance with BS8110  and Reynolds and Stedman .
The results of compressive and splitting tensile tests are presented in Figures 4, 5, and 6.