ASTM C617 / C617M - 12

    Standard Practice for Capping Cylindrical Concrete Specimens

    Active Standard ASTM C617 / C617M | Developed by Subcommittee: C09.61

    Book of Standards Volume: 04.02


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    Significance and Use

    3.1 This practice describes procedures for providing plane surfaces on the ends of freshly molded concrete cylinders, hardened cylinders, or drilled concrete cores when the end surfaces do not conform with the planeness and perpendicularity requirements of applicable standards. Practice C1231/C1231M describes alternative procedures using unbonded caps or pad caps.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This practice covers apparatus, materials, and procedures for capping freshly molded concrete cylinders with neat cement and hardened cylinders and drilled concrete cores with high-strength gypsum paste or sulfur mortar.

    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. For specific precaution statements see 4.3.1 and 6.2.4.1.


    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

    C109/C109M Test Method for Compressive Strength of Hydraulic Cement Mortars (Using 2-in. or [50-mm] Cube Specimens)

    C150 Specification for Portland Cement

    C472 Test Methods for Physical Testing of Gypsum, Gypsum Plasters and Gypsum Concrete

    C595 Specification for Blended Hydraulic Cements

    C1231/C1231M Practice for Use of Unbonded Caps in Determination of Compressive Strength of Hardened Concrete Cylinders

    ANSI Standard

    B46.1 Standard for Surface Texture (Surface, Roughness, Waviness and Lay)


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 91.100.30 (Concrete and concrete products)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 30111500(Concrete and mortars)


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/C0617_C0617M-12

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    Citation Format

    ASTM C617 / C617M-12, Standard Practice for Capping Cylindrical Concrete Specimens, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2012, www.astm.org

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