To congeal; to concrete; to solidify; -- of cements, glues, gels, concrete, substances polymerizing into plastics, etc.
A term describing stiffening of concrete when plasticity is partially lost, usually measured in terms of resistance to deformation.
Applies to adhesives that develop their final form by means other than polymerization. Adhesives can set by evaporation of a solvent or water, or by hardening upon cooling to room temperature.
The initial hardening of 'tufa before it has fully cured.
the process of becoming hard or solid by cooling or drying or crystallization; "the hardening of concrete"; "he tested the set of the glue"
converted to solid form (as concrete)
The process during which mortar or concrete hardens. Initial set occurs when the concrete has to be broken to change its shapes, generally about an hour after it is placed. Final set occurs generally about 10 hours after placing the concrete.
The hardening of cement or plaster.
Initial hardening and drying stage of concrete, plaster, adhesives or paint. In the initial set, mortar reaches a partial hardness, with the final set achieving full hardness.
the condition reached by a cement paste, mortar, or concrete when it has lost plasticity to an arbitrary degree, usually measured in terms of resistance to penetration or deformation; initial set refers to first stiffening; final set refers to attainment of significant rigidity
A term used to describe the stiffening of cement paste; a condition reached by a concrete, cement paste, or mortar when plasticity is lost to an arbitrary degree, usually measured in terms of resistance to penetration or deformation. (Initial set refers to first stiffening. Final set refers to attainment of significant rigidity.)
A change in mortar consistency from a plastic to a hard state.
Transformation of cement paste or concrete from a fluid-like consistency to a stiff mass.
The conversion of a system into a fixed or hardened state by chemical or physical action such as condensation, polymerization, oxidation, vulcanization, gelation, hydration or evaporation of volatile constituents.
The condition reached by concrete when plasticity is lost, usually measured in terms of resistance to penetration or deformation. Initial set refers to concrete that has reached first stiffening. Final set occurs when concrete attains full rigidity.
To convert an epoxy into a fixed or hardened state by chemical or physical action through polymerization.
The process during which mortar or concrete hardens. Home Improvement Encyclopedia