ASTM C1800 / C1800M - 16

    Standard Test Method for Determining Density of Roller-Compacted Concrete Specimens Using the Gyratory Compactor

    Active Standard ASTM C1800 / C1800M | Developed by Subcommittee: C09.45

    Book of Standards Volume: 04.02


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    Significance and Use

    4.1 This Test Method is used to prepare specimens containing a nominal maximum aggregate size of up to 37.5 mm [1-1/2 in.] and a Vebe consistency time, in accordance with Test Method C1170/C1170M, of greater than 30 s for determining the density of compacted RCC mixtures. This method is not intended to specify a standard compactive effort in RCC mixture design, but rather to provide a standardized method for comparing various aggregate combinations.

    4.2 This test method may be used for making specimens and determining densities of laboratory-produced RCC mixtures.

    Note 1: The agency and personnel performing this test method should meet the criteria of Practice C1077 or equivalent.

    Note 2: The use of gyratory-compacted RCC specimens for strength determinations is not recommended due to specimen geometry and low L/D ratios. Research has shown a lack of correlation between compressive strengths of gyratory-compacted RCC specimens and specimens prepared in accordance with Practice C1435/C1435M.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the compaction of cylindrical specimens of roller-compacted concrete (RCC) using the gyratory compactor to determine density.

    1.2 Units—The values stated in 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

    C127 Test Method for Relative Density (Specific Gravity) and Absorption of Coarse Aggregate

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

    C188 Test Method for Density of Hydraulic Cement

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

    C1077 Practice for Agencies Testing Concrete and Concrete Aggregates for Use in Construction and Criteria for Testing Agency Evaluation

    C1170/C1170M Test Method for Determining Consistency and Density of Roller-Compacted Concrete Using a Vibrating Table

    C1435/C1435M Practice for Molding Roller-Compacted Concrete in Cylinder Molds Using a Vibrating Hammer

    D6925 Test Method for Preparation and Determination of the Relative Density of Asphalt Mix Specimens by Means of the Superpave Gyratory Compactor


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 91.100.30 (Concrete and concrete products)

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    DOI: 10.1520/C1800_C1800M-16

    Citation Format

    ASTM C1800 / C1800M-16, Standard Test Method for Determining Density of Roller-Compacted Concrete Specimens Using the Gyratory Compactor, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2016, www.astm.org

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