The resistance to segregation is observed through a visual stability index (VSI).
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.
ASTM Standards C125 Terminology Relating to Concrete and Concrete Aggregates C143/C143M Test Method for Slump of Hydraulic-Cement Concrete C172 Practice for Sampling Freshly Mixed Concrete C173/C173M Test Method for Air Content of Freshly Mixed Concrete by the Volumetric Method C670 Practice for Preparing Precision and Bias Statements for Test Methods for Construction Materials is a member of Cross Ref.
Combining values from the two systems may result in non-conformance with the standard.
1.3 The text of this standard references notes and footnotes that provide explanatory material.
These notes and footnotes (excluding those in tables and figures) shall not be considered as requirements of the standard.
Several test procedures have been successfully employed to measure the plastic properties of Self-Consolidating Concrete.
The slump flow test, using the traditional slump cone, is the most common field test and is in the process of being standardized by ASTM.
5.3 It is difficult to produce self-consolidating concrete that is both flowable and nonsegregating using coarse aggregates larger than 25 mm [1 in.].
Therefore, this test method is considered applicable to self-consolidating concrete having coarse aggregate up to 25 mm [1 in.] in size.
1.2 The values stated in either SI units or inch-pound units are to be regarded separately as standard.
The values stated in each system may not be exact equivalents; therefore, each system shall be used independently of the other.