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Significance and Use
4.1 This test method is useful in indicating the differences in compressive strength between the various dimension stones. This test method also provides one element in comparing stones of the same type.
1.1 This test method covers the sampling, preparation of specimens, and determination of the compressive strength of dimension stone.
1.2 The values stated in either SI units or inch-pound units are to be regarded separately as standard. The values stated in each system may not be exact equivalents; therefore, each system shall be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in non-conformance with the standard.
1.3 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
C39 Test Method for Compressive Strength of Cylindrical Concrete Specimens
C119 Terminology Relating to Dimension Stone
D4543 Practices for Preparing Rock Core as Cylindrical Test Specimens and Verifying Conformance to Dimensional and Shape Tolerances
D7012 Test Methods for Compressive Strength and Elastic Moduli of Intact Rock Core Specimens under Varying States of Stress and Temperatures
E4 Practices for Force Verification of Testing Machines
ICS Number Code 91.100.15 (Mineral materials and products)
UNSPSC Code 11111600(Stone)
ASTM C170 / C170M-14a, Standard Test Method for Compressive Strength of Dimension Stone, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2014, www.astm.orgBack to Top