Published: Jan 1994
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Although the original version of ASTM STP 169, published in 1956, had a chapter written by Scripture entitled “Setting Time,” there was no ASTM standard covering the subject . A method was, however, proposed in 1957 for determining the setting time of concrete under ASTM C 403-57T that was reviewed and discussed by Kelly in ASTM STP 169A in 1966 . In 1978, Sprouse and Peppler continued and updated the work of Kelly in ASTM STP 169B . This chapter is an attempt to merge the historical facts and background information provided by the earlier authors with today's thinking on the subject of time of setting.
Technical consultant, W. R. Grace, Cambridge, MA