Compressive strength

capacity of a material or structure to withstand loads tending to reduce size, which withstands loads tending to elongate

Compressive strength measures the pushing force that one needs to break a material.

When the limit of compressive strength is reached, materials are crushed. Concrete can be made to have high compressive strength e.g. many concrete floors have compressive strength of 3000 p.s.i..

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