ASTM C1738 / C1738M - 13

    Standard Practice for High-Shear Mixing of Hydraulic Cement Paste

    Active Standard ASTM C1738 / C1738M | Developed by Subcommittee: C01.22

    Book of Standards Volume: 04.01


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    Significance and Use

    5.1 This practice is useful in laboratory research on rheology of hydraulic cement systems as it has been shown to provide a paste with rheological properties similar to those obtained in a concrete from which the aggregate had been removed.4 Mixing of paste using C305 is not satisfactory as the paste is not thoroughly mixed, due to the absence of sand. In this practice the shear imparted to the cement paste is significantly higher than in C305 and therefore it is known as high-shear mixing.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This practice covers the high-shear mixing of hydraulic cement pastes.

    1.2 The values stated in SI units or inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard. Within the text, the inch-pound units are shown in brackets. The values stated in each system are not exact equivalents; therefore, each system shall be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in nonconformance 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.

    ASTM Standards

    C219 Terminology Relating to Hydraulic Cement

    C305 Practice for Mechanical Mixing of Hydraulic Cement Pastes and Mortars of Plastic Consistency

    C511 Specification for Mixing Rooms, Moist Cabinets, Moist Rooms, and Water Storage Tanks Used in the Testing of Hydraulic Cements and Concretes

    C1005 Specification for Reference Masses and Devices for Determining Mass and Volume for Use in the Physical Testing of Hydraulic Cements

    Non-ASTM Standard

    ANSI/APIRecommendedP (formerly 10B)Recommended Practice for Testing Well Cements


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 91.100.10 (Cement. Gypsum. Lime. Mortar)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


    DOI: 10.1520/C1738_C1738M

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