How will you perform consistency test for cement?


consistency : How will you perform consistency test for cement?

Answer:This test is done to know the quantity of water to be  added  for testing  the cement for setting time. For this test Vicat’s  Apparatus is used . A cement paste shall have a normal or standard consistency if Vicat’s plunger having 10 mm dia and 40 to 50 mm length penetrates 33 to 35 mm from top when the cement paste is testwithin 3-5 minutes after it is thoroughly mixed with water.

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