ASTM C1810

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ASTM C1810 – Standard Guide for Comparing Performance of Concrete-Making Materials Using Mortar Mixtures


This guide provides information on how to compare the relative performance and potential incompatibility of combinations of concrete-making materials.

Performance tests on fresh and early-age properties of mortar mixtures can be useful indicators of concrete performance using similar materials.

The performance tests described in this guide include mortar-slump, mortar spread, mortar-workability retention, early stiffening of mortar, time of setting, air entrainment, and hydration kinetics.


air content; cementitious material-admixture interactions; hydration kinetics; mortar; mortar-slump; mortar-spread; time of setting