The cold crushing strength is illustrated by the image below.

To compute for cold crushing strength, two essential parameters are needed and these parameters are **Maximum Load (M _{I})** and

**Cross-sectional Area (A).**

The formula for calculating cold crushing strength:

CCS = ^{MI}/_{A}

Where:

CCS = Cold Crushing Strength

M_{I} = Maximum Load

A = Cross-sectional Area

Let’s solve an example;

Find the cold crushing strength when the maximum load is 44 and the cross-sectional area is 11.

This implies that;

M_{I} = Maximum Load = 44

A = Cross-sectional Area = 11

CCS = ^{MI}/_{A}

CCS = ^{44}/_{11}

CCS = 4

Therefore, the **cold crushing strength **is **4 Pa.**

**Calculating the Maximum Load when the Cold Crushing Strength and the Cross-Sectional Area is Given.**

M_{I} = CCS x A

Where:

M_{I} = Maximum Load

CCS = Cold Crushing Strength

A = Cross-sectional Area

Let’s solve an example;

Given that the cold crushing strength is 15 and the cross-sectional area is 5. Find the maximum load?

This implies that;

CCS = Cold Crushing Strength = 15

A = Cross-sectional Area = 5

M_{I} = CCS x A

M_{I} = 15 x 5

M_{I} = 75

Therefore, the **cold crushing strength **is **75.**

**Calculating the Cross-Sectional Area when the Cold Crushing Strength and the Maximum Load is Given.**

A = ^{MI} / _{CCS}

Where:

A = Cross-sectional Area

CCS = Cold Crushing Strength

M_{I} = Maximum Load

Let’s solve an example;

Find the cross-sectional area when the cold crushing strength is 10 and the maximum load is 30.

This implies that;

CCS = Cold Crushing Strength = 10

M_{I} = Maximum Load = 30

A = ^{MI} / _{CCS}

A = ^{30} / _{10}

A = 3

Therefore, the **cross-sectional area **is **3.**

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Once, you have obtained the calculator encyclopedia app, proceed to the **Calculator Map, **then click on **Materials and Metallurgical **under **Engineering****.**

Now, Click on **Refractories**** **under **Materials and Metallurgical**

Now, Click on **Cold Crushing Strength** under **Refractories**

The screenshot below displays the page or activity to enter your values, to get the answer for the cold crushing strength according to the respective parameter which is the **Maximum Load (M _{I})** and

**Cross-sectional Area (A).**

Now, enter the values appropriately and accordingly for the parameters as required by the **Maximum Load (M _{I}) **is

**44**and

**Cross-sectional Area (A)**is

**11**.

Finally, Click on Calculate

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