EVALUATION OF A CHEMICAL TECHNIQUE TO DETERMINE WATER AND CEMENT CONTENT OF FRESH CONCRETE

This report presents information obtained from an evaluation of a chemical procedure for determining the water and cement content of a concrete in the plastic state. The procedure uses chloride ion titration to determine water content, and flame photometry (calcium signature) to determine cement content. This study evaluated the procedure to determine if it could be used to estimate concrete strength potential and to define to what extent test results are influenced by aggregate type, aggregate moisture conditions, aggregate absorption capacity, concrete mix proportions, mix time, and time of sampling. The field worthiness of the system was also evaluated.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratory

    P.O. Box 4005
    Champaign, IL  United States  61820
  • Authors:
    • Howdyshell, P A
  • Publication Date: 1975-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: 32 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00090786
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CERL-TM-M-119 Final Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 26 1975 12:00AM