Standard Historical Last Updated: Aug 16, 2017
ASTM C579-96

Standard Test Methods for Compressive Strength of Chemical-Resistant Mortars, Grouts, Monolithic Surfacings and Polymer Concretes


1.1 These test methods cover the determination of the compressive strength of chemical-resistant mortars, grouts, monolithic surfacings, and polymer concretes. These materials may be based on resin, silicate, silica, or sulfur binders.

1.2 Method A outlines the testing procedure generally used for systems containing aggregate less than 0.0625 in. (1.6 mm) in size. Method B covers the testing procedure generally used for systems containing aggregate from 0.0625 to 0.4 in. (1.6 to 10 mm) in size. Method C is used for systems containing aggregate larger than 0.4 in. (1.6 mm).

1.3 these test methods provide two different methods for controlling the testing rate.

1.4 This standard does not purport to address 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.

1.5 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. Within this text, the SI units shown in parentheses are provided for information only.

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Book of Standards Volume: 06.02
Developed by Subcommittee: D01.46
Pages: 4
DOI: 10.1520/C0579-96
ICS Code: 91.100.10