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Designation: C 1157 – 03

Standard Performance Specification for

Hydraulic Cement1
This standard is issued under the fixed designation C 1157; the number immediately following the designation indicates the year of original adoption or, in the case of revision, the year of last revision. A number in parentheses indicates the year of last reapproval. A superscript epsilon (e) indicates aneditorial change since the last revision or reapproval.

1. Scope 1.1 This specification covers hydraulic cements for both general and special applications. This is a specification giving performance requirements. There are no restrictions on the composition of the cement or its constituents. 1.2 The specification classifies cements by type based on specific requirements for general use, high earlystrength, resistance to attack by sulfates, and heat of hydration. Optional requirements are provided for the property of low reactivity with alkali-reactive aggregates. 1.3 For properties where values are given in both SI and inch-pound units, the values in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. Values in SI units shall be obtained by measurement in SI units or by appropriate conversion, usingthe Rules for Conversion and Rounding given in IEEE/ASTM SI 10, of measurements made in other units. 1.4 The text of this standard refers to notes and footnotes that provide explanatory material. These notes and footnotes (excluding those in tables and figures) are not requirements of the standard. 1.5 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with itsuse. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
NOTE 1—Specification C 150 is a prescription specification for portland cement and Specifications C 595 is a specification for blended hydraulic cement where the products that may be furnished are of restricted natureand proportions and where the products must meet prescriptive requirements as to chemical and physical properties.

2. Referenced Documents 2.1 ASTM Standards: 2

1 This specification is under the jurisdiction of ASTM Committee C01 on Cement and is the direct responsibility of Subcommittee C01.10 on Hydraulic Cements for General Concrete Construction. Current edition approved Nov. 1, 2003.Published December 2003. Originally approved in 1992. Last previous edition approved in 2002 as C 1157 – 02. 2 For referenced ASTM standards, visit the ASTM website,, or contact ASTM Customer Service at For Annual Book of ASTM Standards volume information, refer to the standard’s Document Summary page on the ASTM website.

C 109/C 109M Test Method for CompressiveStrength of Hydraulic Cement Mortars (Using 2-in. or [50-mm] Cube Specimens) C 114 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Hydraulic Cement C 150 Specification for Portland Cement C 151 Test Method for Autoclave Expansion of Portland Cement C 183 Practice for Sampling and the Amount of Testing of Hydraulic Cement C 185 Test Method for Air Content of Hydraulic Cement Mortar C 186 Test Method for Heat ofHydration of Hydraulic Cement C 188 Test Method for Density of Hydraulic Cement C 191 Test Method for Time of Setting of Hydraulic Cement by Vicat Needle C 204 Test Method for Fineness of Hydraulic Cement by Air Permeability Apparatus C 219 Terminology Relating to Hydraulic Cement C 226 Specification for Air-Entraining Additions for Use in the Manufacture of Air-Entraining Hydraulic Cement C 227 TestMethod for Potential Alkali Reactivity of Cement-Aggregate Combinations (Mortar-Bar Method) C 311 Test Methods for Sampling and Testing Fly Ash or Natural Pozzolans for Use as a Mineral Admixture in Portland-Cement Concrete C 430 Test Method for Fineness of Hydraulic Cement by the 45-µm (No. 325) Sieve C 441 Test Method for Effectiveness of Pozzolans or Ground Blast-Furnace Slag in Preventing...
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