CEMENT CONTENT OF FRESH CONCRETE

A test method for determining the cement content of fresh concrete was developed for both laboratory and field use. Using hydrochloric acid to keep a concrete mixture constantly neutralized, the cement content can be determined to within about 1/4 sack per cubic yard. Field tests indicate the method is most useful in evaluating the performance of a concrete mixer. Relative cement contents of various portions of a batch can be determined in about one hour. Adjustments to aggregate and/or cement feed can then be made as needed to improve mixing uniformity.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Performed in cooperation with DOT, Federal Highway Administration.
  • Corporate Authors:

    California Department of Transportation

    Transportation Laboratory
    5900 Folsom Boulevard
    Sacramento, CA  USA  95819
  • Authors:
    • Woodstrom, J H
    • Neal, B F
  • Publication Date: 1976-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 38 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00158137
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-CATL-5149-76-55Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: F-4-13(6)
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 28 1977 12:00AM