Variables Affecting the ASTM Standard C 311 Loss on Ignition Test for Fly Ash

    Volume 3, Issue 8 (September 2006)

    ISSN: 1546-962X

    CODEN: JAIOAD

    Page Count: 12


    Harris, NJ
    Graduate Research Assistant, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

    Hover, KC
    Professor, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

    Folliard, KJ
    Associate Professor, Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX

    Ley, T
    Graduate Research Assistant, Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX

    (Received 14 December 2005; accepted 18 May 2006)

    Abstract

    The loss on ignition (LOI) test as an indicator of carbon content in fly ash is a useful screening tool for fly ash for use in concrete. Despite the importance and relevance of the LOI test, the LOI test results are sensitive to procedural variations that are within the requirements of the ASTM C 311 test standard. A suite of LOI tests on fly ash samples was performed that varied several procedural details. The effects of cooling time, cooling method, sample size, ignition duration, and ignition temperature were evaluated.


    Paper ID: JAI100286

    DOI: 10.1520/JAI100286

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    Title Variables Affecting the ASTM Standard C 311 Loss on Ignition Test for Fly Ash
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    Committee D05