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ASTM C688

2014 Edition, February 1, 2014

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Standard Specification for Functional Additions for Use in Hydraulic Cements



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  • Revision: 2014 Edition, February 1, 2014
  • Published Date: February 1, 2014
  • Status: Active, Most Current
  • Document Language: English
  • Published By: ASTM International (ASTM)
  • Page Count: 5
  • ANSI Approved: No
  • DoD Adopted: No

Description / Abstract:

This specification covers methods to investigate the effectiveness of a material to beneficially change the properties of hydraulic cements when the material is incorporated during manufacture of the cement.

The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

The effect of additions in cement may markedly change properties other than those they are intended to modify. This specification is designed to test for such changes. Table 1 sets forth values for those properties of cement pastes and mortars that would permit a judgment of the changes effected by an addition. Likewise, Table 2 sets forth similar criteria for concrete. Certain additions may be found effective for more than one purpose as indicated in 3.1.4 and 3.1.5.

*A Summary of Changes section appears at the end of this standard