COMPACTING FACTOR TEST

        Compacting Factor Test is performed to determine the workability of fresh Concrete.
APPARATUS
Compaction Factor Test Apparatus
i) Compacting factor apparatus
PROCEDURE
i) The sample of concrete is placed in the upper hopper upto the brim.
ii) The trap-door is opened so that the concrete falls into the lower hopper.
iii) The trap-door of the lower hopper is opened and the concrete is allowed to fall into the cylinder.
iv) The excess concrete remaining above the top level of the cylinder is then cut off with the help of plane blades.
v) The concrete in the cylinder is weighed. This is known as weight of partially compacted concrete.
vi) The cylinder is filled with a fresh sample of concrete and vibrated to obtain full compaction. The concrete in the cylinder is weighed again. This weight is known as the weight of fully compacted concrete.

REPORTING OF RESULTS 
      Compacting factor =Weight of partially compacted concrete/Weight of fully compacted concrete
    It should normally be stated to the nearest second decimal place.

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