STP169

    Setting Time

    Published: Jan 1956


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    Abstract

    This paper discusses suggestions for a definition of the setting time of concrete and attempts to arrive at a meaningful interpretation. Various suggested methods of testing concrete to determine its setting time are described. Reasons for eliminating certain of these methods from further consideration are given. Where data obtained by the various methods are available, examples are given. It is concluded that several test methods show promise but that the available data do not permit a definite selection. It seems probable that one test method will not satisfactorily determine the setting time of concrete for all types of mixes and for all purposes.


    Author Information:

    Scripture, EW
    Vice President in Charge of Research, The Master Builders Co., Cleveland, Ohio


    Paper ID: STP39419S

    Committee/Subcommittee: C09.23

    DOI: 10.1520/STP39419S


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