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Determination of Standard Consistency of Cement

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

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 ...

Penetration Value of Bitumen -Determination for Road Construction

Penetration value test on bitumen is a measure of hardness or consistency of bituminous material. A 80/100 grade bitumen indicates that its penetration value lies between 80 & 100.Penetration value is the vertical distance traversed or penetrated by the point of ...

Flakiness Index and Elongation Index Test on Coarse Aggregates

Shape tests on coarse aggregates such as flakiness index and elongation Index, its importance in concrete construction, methods of determination is discussed. Shape Tests on Coarse Aggregates: Following tests are conducted on coarse aggregates under shape tests:The elongation index of the ...

Specific Gravity and Water Absorption Tests on Aggregates

Specific gravity test of aggregates is done to measure the strength or quality of the material while water absorption test determines the water holding capacity of the coarse and fine aggregates.The main objective of these test is to,To measure ...