Cement Tests

Compressive Strength

Compressive Strength
PCC is most often known by its compressive strength. This is because PCC is much stronger in compression than...

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Early Age Behavior

Early Age Behavior
The service life of PCC pavements is highly dependent upon their early-age behavior. Rigid pavements are significantly affected by...

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Portland Cement Compressive Strength

Portland Cement Compressive Strength
The most common strength test, compressive strength, is carried out on a 50 mm (2-inch) cement mortar test specimen....

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Portland Cement Fineness

Portland Cement Fineness
Fineness, or particle size of portland cement affects hydration rate and thus the rate of strength gain. The smaller...

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Portland Cement Flexural Strength

Portland Cement Flexural Strength
Flexural strength (sometimes called the modulus of rupture) is actually a measure of tensile strength in bending. PCC flexural...

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Portland Cement Loss on Ignition

Portland Cement Loss on Ignition
Loss on ignition is calculated by heating up a cement sample to 900 - 1000°C (1650 - 1830°F) until...

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Portland Cement Setting Time

Portland Cement Setting Time
Cement paste setting time is affected by a number of items including: cement fineness, water-cement ratio, chemical content (especially...

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Portland Cement Soundness

Portland Cement Soundness
When referring to portland cement, "soundness" refers to the ability of a hardened cement paste to retain its volume...

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Portland Cement Specific Gravity

Portland Cement Specific Gravity
Specific gravity is normally used in mixture proportioning calculations. The specific gravity of portland cement is generally around 3.15...

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Portland Cement Tensile Strength

Portland Cement Tensile Strength
Although PCC is not nearly as strong in tension as it is in compression, PCC tensile strength is important...

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