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How to Test the Temperature of Fresh Concrete as per ASTM?

How to Test the Temperature of Fresh Concrete as per ASTM?

The temperature of fresh concrete can be determined as per ASTM C1064 to ensure the concrete’s conformity with standard temperature specifications. The method employs a calibrated thermometer to test the concrete temperature. The temperature of the concrete affects the ...

What to Do if Concrete Cylinder Test Fails at 28 Days?

What to Do if Concrete Cylinder Test Fails at 28 Days?

The failure of the concrete cylinder test at 28 days occurs due to several factors like improper casing and curing of specimens and an incorrect mix of concrete used for construction. The cause of the failure should be identified ...

How to Evaluate Liquefaction Potential of Soils in the Field?

How to Evaluate Liquefaction Potential of Soils in the Field?

The evaluation of the liquefaction potential of soils in seismic-prone region is essential for site selection, planning, and construction of structures. One can assess liquefaction potential through standard blasting tests, ground response analysis, laboratory tests, and expertise. The use ...

How to Conduct Weight Sounding Test?

How to Conduct Weight Sounding Test?

Weight sounding test is a form of penetration test conducted at construction sites to assess liquefaction susceptibility, soil profiling, determination of the bearing capacity of shallow and deep foundations, etc. The test consists of two stages, namely, static penetration and rotational ...

What is Dynamic Cone Penetrometer(DCP)? [PDF]

What is Dynamic Cone Penetrometer(DCP)? [PDF]

Dynamic Cone Penetrometer, or DCP, is a tool used for evaluating the strength of soils on site. It also helps with monitoring the condition of granular layers and subgrade soils in pavement sections over time. It can be used ...