Civil Engineering - Building Materials - Discussion


Soundness test of cement determines

[A]. quality of free lime
[B]. ultimate strength
[C]. durability
[D]. initial setting
[E]. all the above.

Answer: Option A


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Raj said: (Aug 11, 2016)  
It's not quality it's quantity.

Pramod Shinde said: (Sep 30, 2016)  
It's durability.

Umesh said: (Dec 10, 2016)  
Soundness test also measures the presence of free magnesia. Le Charlier and autoclaves apparatus are used for measuring unsoundness.

Saurabh said: (Mar 6, 2017)  
Soundness test is performed to determine a durability of cement.

There are two type of soundness test:-.

1. Le Charlier test- to measure the unsoundness due to lime and magnesia (both).
2. Autoclave test - to measure the unsoundness due to magnesia only.

Note:- there is no test to measure unsoundness due to lime only.

Asad said: (Apr 17, 2017)  
It's quantity, not quality.

C.R.Meena said: (Jul 8, 2017)  
It should be Durability.

Jibin Tm said: (Aug 19, 2017)  
Le Chatelier procedure determines unsoundness due to free lime CaO only, whereas the autoclave test measures expansion due to either free CaO, free MgO, or both.

So the answer is correct.

Yousuf said: (Apr 1, 2018)  
C is the right answer.

Abhishek said: (Sep 10, 2018)  
It should be durability.

Sony Bisht said: (Oct 29, 2018)  
The quantity of free lime is the correct answer. I agree with the given answer.

Viru Kapoor said: (Nov 1, 2018)  
No @Sourabh.

Le chattier Is used for free lime only.

Auto clave can be used for both lime and magnesia. Also it is quantity not quality.

Vicky said: (Dec 24, 2018)  
The ability of cement to retain its volume after it gets hardened is known as Soundness of Cement. That means the cement should be at minimum volume change after it gets hardened.

The test conducted to identify the excess amount of lime in cement is known as soundness test of cement.

Sakar said: (May 29, 2019)  
Le Chateliers method for unsoundness due to Free Lime only.

Autoclaved Method for unsoundness due to both free lime and magnessia.

Dhanashree said: (Jul 15, 2019)  
It should be durability.

Nareshpushkarna said: (Aug 24, 2019)  
Which is a more accurate method for soundness test?

Chetan said: (Nov 14, 2019)  
The Le-chatlier's Method helps us to determine the lime present in the cement in excess. The excess lime causes expansion of cement.

Ravish Kumar said: (Feb 14, 2020)  
A soundness test is used to know the resistance agency weathering action. In open weather conditions how much amount cemented material expands or shrinks.

Pronab said: (Nov 22, 2020)  
It should be Durability.

Shaheed Ullah said: (Mar 4, 2021)  
Soundness of cement shows the quality of cement in perspective of volume changes.

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