saturation coefficient

C/B ratio, saturation coefficient

The ratio of the weight of water absorbed by a masonry unit during immersion in cold water to weight absorbed during immersion in boiling water; an indication of the probable resistance of brick to freezing and thawing.
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The saturation coefficient is usually evaluated in conjunction with strength compression when tests are done to determine commercial product durability.
The resulting polynomial saturation coefficients [a.sub.s]([I.sub.f]) and [b.sub.s]([I.sub.f]), estimated as explained above, are given in Table 4.