ASTM C457/C457M - 16 - Standard Test Method for Microscopical Determination of Parameters of the Air-Void System in Hardened Concrete

ASTM C457/C457M - 16

Standard Test Method for Microscopical Determination of Parameters of the Air-Void System in Hardened Concrete

Status : Current   Published : December 2016

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1.1 This test method describes procedures for microscopical determinations of the air content of hardened concrete and of the specific surface, void frequency, spacing factor, and paste-air ratio of the air-void system in hardened concrete. Three procedures are described:

1.1.1  Procedure A—Linear-traverse method.

1.1.2  Procedure B—Modified point-count method.

1.1.3  Procedure C—Contrast enhanced method.

1.2 This test method is based on prescribed procedures that are applied to sawed and lapped sections of specimens of concrete from the field or laboratory.

1.3 It is intended to outline the principles of this test method and to establish standards for its adequate performance but not to describe in detail all the possible variations that might be used to accomplish the objectives of this test method.

1.4 The values stated in either SI units or inch-pound units are to be regarded separately as standard. The values stated in each system may not be exact equivalents; therefore, each system shall be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in non-conformance with the standard.

1.5  This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. For specific hazard statements see Note 9 and Note 12.

1.6  This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.




Standard NumberASTM C457/C457M - 16
TitleStandard Test Method for Microscopical Determination of Parameters of the Air-Void System in Hardened Concrete
StatusCurrent
Publication Date01 December 2016
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)No other standards are normatively referenced
Informative References(Provided for Information)No other standards are informatively referenced
Descriptors Air content, Air void parameters of hardened concrete, Area-prepared surface required, Average chord-length of voids, Determination of air-void parameters, Entrained void, Entrapped void, Grits for lapping hardened concrete, Index point, Lapping, Length of traverse required, Linear-traverse method, Microscopical, Number of points required, Paste-air ratio, Paste-air ratio modification, Paste content, Point-count method (modified), Specimen preparation for microscopical analysis, Spacing factor, Specific surface, Void frequency, Water void
ICS91.100.30
PublisherASTM
FormatA4
DeliveryYes
Pages18
File Size554 KB
Price£45.00


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