Chapter 5. Strength Testing of Mortars

  1. William J. Smothers
  1. D. S. Blum

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470320372.ch5

Application of Refractories: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 8, Issue 1/2

Application of Refractories: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 8, Issue 1/2

How to Cite

Blum, D. S. (1987) Strength Testing of Mortars, in Application of Refractories: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 8, Issue 1/2 (ed W. J. Smothers), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470320372.ch5

Author Information

  1. Martin Marietta Basic Products 1450 S. Rolling Rd., Baltimore, MD 21227

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1987

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470374702

Online ISBN: 9780470320372

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Keywords:

  • strength testing;
  • mortars;
  • refractory mortars;
  • cracks;
  • temperature gradients

Summary

Current ASTM testa for physical strength properties of mortars are evaluated and discussed for the information they yield. An alternative test was investigated for evaluating the strength of mortar itself.