ASTM C878 / C878M - 14a

    Standard Test Method for Restrained Expansion of Shrinkage-Compensating Concrete

    Active Standard ASTM C878 / C878M | Developed by Subcommittee: C09.68

    Book of Standards Volume: 04.02


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    Significance and Use

    4.1 Since the potential for expansion, under conditions of controlled restraint, of concrete made with shrinkage-compensating cement cannot always be satisfactorily predicted from tests of mortars made in accordance with Test Method C806, a need has been recognized for a test method in which concrete specimens are tested.

    4.2 This test method can also be adapted readily to studies of expansion involving degrees of restraint, comparisons of cements, effects of cement contents, mixture proportions, schedules, or environmental treatments that differ from the standard procedures prescribed by this test method.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the determination of the expansion of concrete made with shrinkage-compensating cement.

    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. (Warning—Fresh hydraulic cementitious mixtures are caustic and may cause chemical burns to skin and tissue upon prolonged exposure.2)


    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

    C125 Terminology Relating to Concrete and Concrete Aggregates

    C192/C192M Practice for Making and Curing Concrete Test Specimens in the Laboratory

    C219 Terminology Relating to Hydraulic Cement

    C490 Practice for Use of Apparatus for the Determination of Length Change of Hardened Cement Paste, Mortar, and Concrete

    C670 Practice for Preparing Precision and Bias Statements for Test Methods for Construction Materials

    C806 Test Method for Restrained Expansion of Expansive Cement Mortar

    C845 Specification for Expansive Hydraulic Cement

    ACI Standards and Committee Reports

    223R Guide for the Use of Shrinkage-Compensating Concrete

    CT-13 ACI Concrete Terminology


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 91.100.30 (Concrete and concrete products)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 30111500(Concrete and mortars)


    DOI: 10.1520/C0878_C0878M-14A

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