to BS 1881:103, BS 5075
Definition of Compacting Factor
- The ratio of the weight of partially compacted concrete to the weight of the concrete when fully compacted in the same mould.
- The Compacting Factor Apparatus is used to determine the compaction factor of concrete with low, medium and high workability.
- Comprising two conical hoppers having a hinged trap door attached to the lower end of each hopper, allowing the concrete sample to flow freely into the cylindrical mould.
- The hoppers and the mould are mounted onto a rigid steel frame and are easily removable for cleaning.
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