A New Test Method for Workability of Concrete


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Title: A New Test Method for Workability of Concrete

Author(s): Tokujiro Yoshida

Publication: Journal Proceedings

Volume: 23

Issue: 2

Appears on pages(s): 415-433

Keywords: none

Date: 2/1/1927

The quality of concrete or mortar which has to do with ease of handling and placing may be referred to as "consistency," "mobility," "flowability," "plasticity," or "workability." Some authorities prefer to distinguish between the words workability and consistency, considering the latter as a property directly related to the water content, whereas workability is regarded more intrinsically as characteristic of a given mixture, depending not only on the water content, but essentially upon the other ingredients of the mixture. Although these words have perhaps slightly different meanings to different people, they are generally considered synonymous.