Video: How much load can this concrete cylinder bear?

04/12/2013 | Gizmodo

What happens when a large machine exerts pressure on an 800-pound concrete cylinder that is three feet high and 18 inches wide? If you had been at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's Engineering Open House Day last month, you could see for yourself as a machine that can exert up to 3 million pounds of pressure takes on the concrete cylinder.

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