This International Standard specifies a method of determining the compressive and, optionally, the flexural strength of cement mortar containing one part by mass of cement, three parts by mass of ISO standard sand and one half part of water. The method applies to common cements and to other cements and materials, the standards for which call up this method. It might not apply to other cement types that have, for example, a very short initial setting time. This International Standard describes the reference equipment and procedure, and specifies the method used for validation testing of ISO standard sands and of alternative equipment and procedures.
Foreword 1 Scope 2 Normative references 3 Principle 4 Apparatus 5 Mortar constituents 6 Preparation of mortar 7 Preparation of test specimens 8 Conditioning of test specimens 9 Testing procedures 10 Results 11 Validation testing of ISO standard sand and of alternative compaction equipment Annex A (normative) Alternative vibration compaction equipment and procedures validated as equivalent to the reference jolting compaction equipment and procedure Bibliography