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ASTM C348-21

Standard Test Method for Flexural Strength of Hydraulic-Cement Mortars

Standard Test Method for Flexural Strength of Hydraulic-Cement Mortars C0348-21 ASTM|C0348-21|en-US Standard Test Method for Flexural Strength of Hydraulic-Cement Mortars Standard new BOS Vol. 04.01 Committee C01
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Significance and Use

5.1 This test method provides a means for determining the flexural strength of hydraulic cement mortars. Portions of the mortar prisms tested in flexure in accordance with this test method may be used for the determination of compressive strength in accordance with Test Method C349.

5.2 The values are determined from this test method for research or reference purposes only and are not used for determining compliance with specification requirements.


1.1 This test method covers the determination of the flexural strength of hydraulic-cement mortars.

1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

1.3 Values in SI units shall be obtained by measurement in SI units or by appropriate conversion, using the Rules for Conversion and rounding given in IEEE/ASTM SI 10, of measurements made in other units.

1.4 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, health, and environmental 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)

1.5 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.

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Book of Standards Volume: 04.01
Developed by Subcommittee: C01.27
Pages: 6
DOI: 10.1520/C0348-21
ICS Code: 91.100.10