Significance and Use
This test method offers a means of comparing the relative linear shrinkage and coefficient of thermal expansion.
4.1.1 The material to be tested is placed in the mold in a fluid or plastic state. As the material makes a transition to a solid state, it adheres to and captures the end studs.
4.1.2 The linear shrinkage measured is the change in length that occurs after the material is rigid enough and strong enough to move the studs.
This test method can be used for research purposes to provide information on linear changes taking place in the test materials. Other dimensional changes may occur that do not manifest themselves as changes in length.
1.1 This test method covers the measurement of the linear shrinkage during setting and curing and the coefficient of thermal expansion materials.
1.2 A bar of square cross-section is cast to a prescribed length. The change in length is calculated and shown in percent. The change in length at a specific elevated temperature is measured and used to calculate the coefficient of thermal expansion.
1.3 This test method is limited to materials with aggregate size of 0.25 in. (6 mm) or less.
1.4 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.
1.5 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.
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