Construction Material Testing

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AAC Blocks

1. Block density
2. Compressive Strength
3. Drying Shrinkage
4. Dimension

Admixture

1. Physical Properties
2. Compatibility test
3. Uniformity test

“Bitumen design mix
(BC/DBM/BM)”

1. Design mix

Bricks

1. Compressive Strength
2. Efflorescence
3. Dimension
4. Water Absorption

Cement Mortar /Concrete

1. Cement Sand ratio
2. Cement Content for Concrete
3. Chloride
4. Sulphate
5. Ph

Concrete Beams

1. Flexural Strength

Concrete Cubes /Cylinder

1. Compressive Strength
2. Split Tensile Strength
3. Rapid chloride penetration test (RCPT) – Cube
4. Rapid chloride penetration test (RCPT) – Core
5. Permeability of Concrete

Concrete design mix

1. Upto M50 grade
2. Above M50 grade
3. Additional trails
4. Self-compacting concrete
5. Pavement quality concrete
6. Dry lean concrete

Fly Ash – Physical

1. Residue on 45 microns
2. Specific Gravity
3. Lime Reactivity
4. Compressive Strength

GGBS – Physical

1. Fineness
2. Soundness
3. Residue on 45 microns
4. Specific Gravity
5. Compressive strength

Granular Sub Base (GSB)

1. Sieve Analysis
2. Water Absorption
3. Compaction
4. CBR
5. 10% fines value
6. Soundness
7. Deleterious materials
8. Impact Value

Paver Blocks

1. Abrasion Resistance
2. Compressive Strength
3. Flexural Strength
4. Split Tensile Strength
5. Water Absorption

Prestressing Steel

1. Tensile test
2. Chemical properties

Reinforcement Steel

1. 0.2% Proof Stress
2. Bend Test
3. Elongation
4. Rebind Test
5. Tensile Strength
6. Weight / meter
7. Chemical properties

Rock

1. Density
2. Specific Gravity
3. Water Absorption
4. Porosity
5. Hardness
6. Point load index
7. Modulus of elasticity
8. Unconfined Compressive strength

Solid /Hollow blocks

1. Block Density
2. Compressive Strength
3. Drying Shrinkage
4. Moisture Content
5. Water Absorption

Structural Steel

1. Bend Test
2. Elongation
3. Tensile Strength
4. Weight / meter
5. Yield Stress
6. Chemical properties

Tiles – Concrete (Unglazed)

1. Dimension
2. Water Absorption
3. Abrasion Resistance

Water

1. Suitability for construction purpose

WMM

1. Sieve Analysis
2. Water Absorption
3. Compaction
4. CBR
5. 10% fines value
6. Soundness
7. Deleterious materials
8. Impact Value

Bitumen – VG

1. Flash & Fire Point
2. Penetration
3. Penetration on the residue
4. Softening point
5. Absolute Viscosity @ 60° C
6. Kinematic Viscosity @ 135°C
7. Ductility
8. Loss on heating
9. Matter Soluble in trichloroethylene
10. Specific Gravity
11. Water Content

“Bitumen Emulsion (RS
/MS/SS)”

1. Coagulation of Emulsion at low temperature
2. Distillation
3. Miscibility with water
4. Particle Charge
5. Residue on 600µ
6. Say bolt Viscosity
7. Stability to mixing with cement
8. Storage stability
9. Test on residue – Ductility
10. Test on residue – penetration
11. Test on residue – residue by evaporation
12. “Test on residue – Solubility in trichloroethylene”
13. Water Content

Cement -Chemical Properties

1. Insoluble Residues
2. Alkalies – Potassium Oxide (K2O)
3. Alkalies – Sodium Oxide (Na2O)
4. Cao Content
5. Chloride
6. Combined Oxides (Fe2O3)
7. Loss on Ignition
8. Silica Content
9. Sulphuric Anhydride (SO3)
10. Magnesia (MgO)
11. Combined Oxides (Al2O3)

Coarse Aggregates

1. Aggregate Crushing Value
2. Aggregate Impact value
3. Bulk Density (Loose & Rodded)
4. Clay Lumps
5. Determination of 10% fines value
6. Flakiness & Elongation Test
7. Particle finer than 75µ
8. Sieve Analysis
9. Specific Gravity
10. Alkali Aggregate Reactivity
11. Soft fragments
12. Chloride (cl)
13. Light Weight Pieces
14. Organic Impurities
15. Soundness
16. Sulphate (SO3)
17. Water Absorption
18. Abrasion Value
19. Stripping Value
20. Petrographic examination

Fine Aggregates

1. Bulk Density (Loose & Rodded)
2. Bulking of sand
3. Clay lumps
4. Particle finer than 75µ
5. Specific Gravity
6. Soft fragments
7. Alkali Aggregates reactivity
8. Chloride (cl)
9. Light Weight Pieces
10. Organic Impurities
11. Soundness
12. Sulphate (SO3)
13. Sieve Analysis
14. Petrographic examination

Fly Ash – Chemical

1. Alkalies – Potassium Oxide (K2O)
2. Alkalies – Sodium Oxide (Na2O)
3. Cao Content
4. Chloride
5. Iron Oxide (Fe2O3)
6. Loss on Ignition
7. Silica Content
8. Sulphuric Anhydride (SO3)
9. Magnesia (MgO)
10. Alumina (Al2O3)

GGBS – Chemical

1. Alumina (Al2O3)
2. Insoluble Residues
3. Iron Oxide
4. Lime – Cao Content
5. Loss on Ignition
6. Magnesia (MgO)
7. Manganic oxide
8. Silica Content (SiO2)
9. Chloride
10. Sulphuric Anhydride (SO3)

Soil

1. Hydrometer analysis
2. Differential free swell
3. Soaked CBR
4. Direct Shear test
5. Standard / Modified compaction
6. Liquid & Plastic limit
7. Moisture Content
8. Shrinkage limit
9. Sieve Analysis
10. Permeability
11. Specific Gravity
12. Swelling pressure
13. Triaxial test – UU
14. Triaxial test – CU
15. Triaxial test – CD
16. “Field density by Core Cutter / Sand Replacement”
17. Chloride
18. Organic Matter
19. Consolidation
20. pH Value
21. Total Soluble Sulphate Content

Tiles – Ceramic /Vitrified (Glazed)

1. Bulk Density
2. Hardness by Moh’s Scale
3. Warpage
4. Water Absorption
5. Rectangularity
6. Straightness
7. Modulus of rupture
8. Breaking strength
9. Chemical resistance
10. Dimensions

Cement – Physical propeties

1. Compressive Strength
2. Consistency
3. Density
4. Initial & Final Setting Time
5. Fitness by Dry Sieving
6. Soundness by Autoclave Method
7. Soundness by Le-chatlier’s Method