WATER ABSORPTION TEST OF BRICKS, TEST ON BRICKS



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  • IS: 3495 (Part-2):1992

APPARATUS REQUIRED FOR THE TEST :-
  • A sensitive balance capable of weighing within 0.1 percent of the mass of the specimen
  • A ventilated oven


PROCEDURE OF THE TEST :-
  1. Take a fresh specimen and weight it (M1).
  2. Immerse completely dried specimen in clean water at a temperature of 25°C to 29°C for 24 hours.
  3. Remove the specimen and wipe out any traces of water with a damp cloth and weigh the specimen.
  4. Complete the weighing 3 minutes after the specimen has been removed from water (M2).


REPORT:-
Water absorption (A), percent by mass after 24 hours immersion in cold water is given by the formula:
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