ASTM-C1542 Standard Test Method for Measuring Length of Concrete Cores

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Standard Test Method for Measuring Length of Concrete Cores



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1.1 This test method covers the determination of the length of a core drilled from a concrete structure when the reason is other than measuring dimensional tolerances of concrete elements.

1.2 The values stated in either SI units or inch-pound units are to be regarded separately as standard. Within the text, the inch-pound units are shown in brackets. The values stated in each system are not exact equivalents; therefore, each system shall be used independently of the other.

1.3 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. 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.

Significance and Use

This test method provides two procedures for determining the length of a core as measured along its axis. This length is used in conjunction with length to diameter relationships, condition surveys, absorption, density and voids analysis, petrography, cement content analysis, and other applications. It does not meet requirements for determining the distance between two parallel surfaces, which represents the thickness of a structural element often used to establish compliance with design specifications as outlined by Test Method C 174.


concrete; core; jaw caliper; length; ruler; ICS Number Code 91.080.40 (Concrete structures)

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04.02 (Concrete and Aggregates)

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91.080.40 (Concrete structures Including the repair and protection of concrete products and structures)

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Dec. 1, 2019

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Test Method

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