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CIVIL ENGINEERING LABORATORY


CC203 CONCRETE TECHNOLOGY
CIVIL ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT
POLYTECHNIC OF PORT DICKSON



CLASS:


CONCRETE LAB.

EXPERIMENT DATE (1) :

EXPERIMENT DATE (2) :

EXPERIMENT DATE (3) :

GROUP NO:

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LECTURERS NAME:



COMPACTING FACTOR TEST

LECTURERS REVIEW:









GROUP MEMBERS NAME/REG.N0:

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CONCRETE LABORATORY
PREPARED BY NORLEEZA BT MUHAMMAD
CIVIL ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT
POLYTECHNIC OF PORT DICKSON

EXPERIMENT NO. :
TITLE : COMPACTING FACTOR TEST
OBJECTIVE : This experiment is carried out to determined the workability of
concrete mixture.
THEORY : BS 1881 stated that compacting factor test as one of the test to
determine the workability of the concrete. This test is usually being carried out in the lab and in
specific condition i.e. construction site. It was a sensitive and more accurate test compared to the
slump test and suitable for low workability of concrete mixture. Nevertheless the accuracy of the
result will be reduced with the increased of the aggregate size (size exceed 20mm).

APPARATUS


1. Compacting Factor
Apparatus


2. Compacting Rod

3. Hand Float



4. Trowel

5. Scoop


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WORKING METHOD
1. The apparatus which consist of two hoppers, each in the shape of a frustum of cone and one
cylinder must be in clean and dry condition.
2. Use the concrete mixture of 1:2:4(optional) and water cement ratio of 0.6(optional).
3. By using the scoop, filled up the concrete mixture into the hopper while the concrete excess must
be levelled accordingly.
4. The bottom door of the hopper is then released and the concrete falls into the lower hopper.
5. The bottom door of the lower hopper is then released and the concrete falls into the cylinder.
6. Excess concrete is cut by two float slid across the top of the mould.
7. Clean the outer part of the cylinder and weigh to the nearest 10 grams. This weight is known as
Weight of partially compacted concrete W
p
(refer result table)
8. The cylinder is emptied and then refilled with the concrete from the same sample in 3 layers. Each
layer must be tamping 25 times using the compacting steel rod.
9. Level the surface and clean the outer part of the cylinder.
10. Weigh the cylinder with compacted concrete to the nearest 10 grams. This is known as Weight
of fully compacted concrete W
f
(refer result table)

RESULT
MIXTURE
1:2:4
(GRAM)
1:3:6
(GRAM)
Weight of Cylinder



Weight of Cylinder + Partially-
compacted Concrete

Weight of Partially - Compacted
Cylinder (W
p
)

Weight of Fully Compacted
Concrete, (W
f
)

Compacting Factor (W
p
/W
f
)
with 2 decimal points.



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Define the mixture consistency by referring to the table below:
CONSISTENCY COMPACTING FACTOR
Very Dry 0.70
Very Hard 0.78
Hard 0.85
Plastic Hard 0.89
Plastic 0.92
Liquid 0.95
High Liquid 1.00

QUESTIONS
1. What happen to the concrete mixture when the concrete consist of:
a) high content of the aggregate?

b) low water cement ratio?

c) high content of cement?


2. Why must the compacting factor test be carried out immediately after the concrete being mixed?


DISCUSSION


CONCLUSION