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CONCRETE MIX DESIGN AND ITS ADVANTAGES

Concrete mix design is of two types: 1. Nominal concrete mix 2. Designed concrete mix Nominal concrete mixes are those specified by standard codes for common construction works. These mix takes into consideration the margin for quality control, material quality and workmanship in ...

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REQUIREMENTS FOR CONCRETE MIX DESIGN

Requirements of concrete mix design should be known before calculations for concrete mix. Mix design is done in the laboratory and samples from each mix designed is tested for confirmation of result. But before the mix design process is started, ...

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FACTORS AFFECTING CHOICE OF CONCRETE MIX DESIGN

Concrete mix design is defined as the appropriate selection and proportioning of constituents to produce a concrete with pre-defined characteristics in the fresh and hardened states. In general, concrete mixes are designed in order to achieve a defined workability, strength ...

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MIX DESIGN OF HIGH STRENGTH CONCRETE

Mix design of high strength concrete is influenced by properties of cement, sand aggregates & water-cement ratio have compressive strength above 40 MPa. To achieve high strength, it is necessary to use lowest possible water-cement ratio, which invariably affects the workability ...

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Recommended Concrete Mixes for Various Types of Construction

Recommended Concrete Mixes for Various Types of Construction Works: Various types of concrete construction requires different concrete mixes for its construction. The recommended value of these concrete  mixes for various types of construction is presented in table below: Table: Recommended mixes for ...

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DESIGN OF CONCRETE STRUCTURES FOR DURABILITY

Design Engineers consider design of concrete structures to mean assessing: i) The size and strength of structural components and concrete strength grade to meet safety and serviceability limits. ii) The amount, size and distribution of reinforcements for strength and control cracks to ...

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CONCRETE MIX DESIGN USING CRUSHED SAND

The process of selecting suitable ingredients of concrete and determining their relative amounts with the objective of producing a concrete of the required, strength, durability, and workability as economically as possible, is termed the concrete mix design. The proportioning of ...

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