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Title: ASTM C873/873CM-15, "Standard Test Method for Compressive Strength of Concrete Cylinders Cast in Place in Cylindrical Molds."

Author(s): ASTM Subcommittee C09.61 on Testing for Strength

Publication: Commentary Reference



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DOI: 10.1520/C0873_C0873M-15

Date: 2/1/2016

This test method covers the determination of strength of cylindrical concrete specimens that have been molded in place using special molds attached to formwork. A concrete cylinder mold assembly consisting of a mold and a tubular support member is fastened within the concrete formwork prior to placement of the concrete. The elevation of the mold upper edge is adjusted to correspond to the plane of the finished slab surface. The mold support prevents direct contact of the slab concrete with the outside of the mold and permits its easy removal from the hardened concrete. Strength of cast-in-place cylinders may be used for various purposes, such as estimating the load-bearing capacity of slabs, determining the time of form and shore removal, and determining the effectiveness of curing and protection. Consolidation of concrete in the mold may be varied to simulate the conditions of placement. Internal vibration of concrete in the mold is prohibited except under special circumstances.

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