These test methods cover the physical testing of gypsum, gypsum plasters, and gypsum concrete. Test methods are detailed for the following: precautions for physical tests, reagents and materials, free water, fineness, normal consistency of gypsum plaster and gypsum concrete, setting time, setting time (temperature rise method), compressive strength, and density. Materials include distilled or deionized water and standard sand. For each test method, the following are specified: significance and use, apparatus, and procedure.
1.1 These test methods cover the physical testing of gypsum, gypsum plasters, and gypsum concrete.
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