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INITIAL SETTING TIME OF CEMENT (IS 4031, IS 269)

To determine the initialĀ setting time of cement. This test is required to understandĀ the time cement takes for initial setting between mixing and transporting and placing of concrete. APPARATUS Vicat apparatus, needle for initial setting time, stop watch. PROCEDURE Take 400 gm of cement in ...

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STANDARD CONSISTENCY OF CEMENT

To determine the quantity of water required to produce a cement paste of standard consistency. The standard consistency is that consistency, which will permit the vicat plunger to penetrate to a point 5 to 7mm from the bottom of the vicat ...

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THE CHARPY IMPACT TEST

Objective: To test the resistance of the material towards an impact load Apparatus: Charpy Testing machine, a rod of mild steel and a rod of carbonate steel.Introduction:The Charpy impact test is one of the impact-testing that is used to determine the resistance towards ...

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PENETRATION VALUE OF BITUMEN

AIM: (i) To determine the consistency of bituminous material (ii) To assess the suitability of bitumen for use under different climatic conditions and various types of construction. APPARATUS: (i) Container: A flat bottomed cylindrical metallic dish 55 mm in diameter and 35 mm in ...

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DETERMINATION OF LOS ANGELES ABRASION VALUE

DETERMINATION OF LOS ANGELES ABRASION VALUE AIM: (i) to determine the Los Angeles abrasion value. (ii) to find the suitability of aggregates for use in road construction. APPARATUS: The apparatus as per IS: 2386 (Part IV) – 1963 consists of: (i) Los Angeles Machine: It consists ...

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