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Quantity of materials such as cement, sand, coarse aggregates and water required per cubic meter of concrete  and mortar for different mix proportions varies with the mix design of the concrete and mortar respectively.

Following table gives the estimated quantity of materials required per cubic meter of mortar and concrete for various nominal mixes.

Quantities of Materials Per Cubic Meter of Concrete Mix Proportions

Nominal Mix Water Cement Ratio Water per 50Kg Bag of Cement Cement Sand (CUM) Crushed Stones (CUM)
Cement F.A. C.A. By Weight (Kg) By Number of Bags
1 1 0.25 12.5 1015 20.3 0.710
1 1.5 0.28 14 815 16.3 0.855
1 2 0.3 15 687 13.74 0.963
1 2.5 0.35 17.5 585 11.7 1.023
1 3 0.4 20 505 10.1 1.06
1 4 0.53 26.5 395 7.9 1.106
1 6 0.7 35 285 5.7 1.197
1 8 0.9 45 220 4.4 1.232
1 1 2 0.3 15 560 11.2 0.392 0.784
1 2 2 0.42 21 430 8.6 0.602 0.602
1 1.5 3 0.42 21 395 7.9 0.414 0.828
1 1.66 3.33 0.48 24 363 7.26 0.419 0.838
1 2 3 0.5 25 385 7.7 0.539 0.808
1 2 3.5 0.53 26.5 330 6.6 0.462 0.808
1 2 4 0.55 27.5 310 6.2 0.434 0.868
1 2.5 3.5 0.57 28.5 305 6.1 0.534 0.748
1 2.5 4 0.6 30 285 5.7 0.499 0.798
1 3 4 0.65 32.5 265 5.3 0.556 0.742
1 2.5 5 0.65 32.5 255 5.1 0.446 0.892
1 3 5 0.69 34.5 240 4.8 0.504 0.84
1 3 6 0.75 37.5 215 4.3 0.452 0.904
1 4 8 0.95 47.5 165 3.3 0.462 0.924


1. F.A.= Fine Aggregates, C.A.= Coarse Aggregates

2. The table is based on assumption that the voids in sand and crushed stone are 40 and 45 percent respectively.

3. Air content of 1 percent has been assumed.

4. For gravel aggregates decrease cement by 5 percent, increase sand by 2 percent and coarse aggregate in proportion to fine aggregate in mix.

4. No allowance has been made in the table for bulking of sand and wastage.

Read More: Methods of Proportioning Concrete – Cement, Sand and Aggregates

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Gopal Mishra

Gopal Mishra

Gopal Mishra is a Civil Engineer from NIT Calicut and has more than 10 years of experience in Civil Engineering and Construction. He is the founder of The Constructor.

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  15. What is the F- factor in batching concrete ?
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  20. help, please tell me number of 50kg pockets of cement and cubic metres of river sand (FA) and stone (CA) or part cubic metre thereof respectively for mixing one cubic metre of concrete for a 15mpa and 20mpa strength respectively regards John

  21. number of 50kg pockets of cement and cubic metres of river sand (FA) and stone (CA) or part cubic metre theireof respectively for mixing one cubic metre of concrete for a15 mpa and 20mpa strength respectively.

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