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Mortar penetrometer


General Information


BATir - Building, Architecture & Town Planning, building : C, local : civil engineering lab level 1

Key words:

Setting time / Mortar

Main application:

Device for evaluation of the mortar setting time according ASTM C403. Measurements of penetration resistance are made at regular time intervals with a needle corresponding to the resistance level for each measurement time. The needle should reach a depth of 1cm + / - 0.1 over a period of time of 10 seconds + / -2. The initial setting time is equivalent to a resistance of 3.5 MPa and the final setting time to 27.6 MPa.

Contact details

Stéphanie Staquet

Associate Professor - Chargée de cours

Service BATir - Building, Architecture & Town Planning  

Université Libre de Bruxelles  ULB

87, A.Buyl Avenue CP194/4

1050 Bruxelles (Belgium)

Tél:+32 2 6502758

Fax:+32 2 6502782


Instrument specification

Quantity :



Quantity: 1