ASTM C1761 / C1761M - 13b

    Standard Specification for Lightweight Aggregate for Internal Curing of Concrete

    Active Standard ASTM C1761 / C1761M | Developed by Subcommittee: C09.21

    Book of Standards Volume: 04.02


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers lightweight aggregate intended to provide water for internal curing of concrete. It includes test methods for determining the absorption and desorption properties of lightweight aggregate.

    Note 1Internal curing provides an additional source of water to sustain hydration and substantially reduce the early-age autogenous shrinkage and self-desiccation that can be significant contributors to early-age cracking. Appendix X1 provides guidance on calculating the quantity of lightweight aggregate for internal curing.

    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. Some values have only SI units because the inch-pound equivalents are not used in practice.

    Note 2Sieve size is identified by its standard designation in Specification E11. The alternative designation given in parentheses is for information only and does not represent a different standard sieve size.

    1.3 The text of this specification references notes and footnotes that provide explanatory material. These notes and footnotes (excluding those in tables and figures) shall not be considered as requirements of the standard.

    1.4 This specification 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

    C29/C29M Test Method for Bulk Density (Unit Weight) and Voids in Aggregate

    C40 Test Method for Organic Impurities in Fine Aggregates for Concrete

    C87 Test Method for Effect of Organic Impurities in Fine Aggregate on Strength of Mortar

    C114 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Hydraulic Cement

    C125 Terminology Relating to Concrete and Concrete Aggregates

    C128 Test Method for Density, Relative Density (Specific Gravity), and Absorption of Fine Aggregate

    C136 Test Method for Sieve Analysis of Fine and Coarse Aggregates

    C142 Test Method for Clay Lumps and Friable Particles in Aggregates

    C330/C330M Specification for Lightweight Aggregates for Structural Concrete

    C641 Test Method for Iron Staining Materials in Lightweight Concrete Aggregates

    C702 Practice for Reducing Samples of Aggregate to Testing Size

    C1498 Test Method for Hygroscopic Sorption Isotherms of Building Materials

    C1608 Test Method for Chemical Shrinkage of Hydraulic Cement Paste

    C1698 Test Method for Autogenous Strain of Cement Paste and Mortar

    D75 Practice for Sampling Aggregates

    E11 Specification for Woven Wire Test Sieve Cloth and Test Sieves


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 91.100.30 (Concrete and concrete products)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 30111800(Aggregates); 30111500(Concrete and mortars)


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/C1761_C1761M

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    Citation Format

    ASTM C1761 / C1761M-13b, Standard Specification for Lightweight Aggregate for Internal Curing of Concrete, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2013, www.astm.org

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