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.**

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