By John Newman, B S Choo

BBased at the Institute of Concrete Technology's complex direction, the Advanced Concrete know-how sequence is a accomplished academic and reference source for the concrete fabrics technologist. a professional overseas crew of authors from study, academia, and have come jointly to supply this designated reference resource. this primary quantity bargains with the constituent fabrics of concrete. With labored examples, case experiences and illustrations all through, the ebook might be a key reference for the concrete expert for years yet to come. * professional overseas authorship guarantees the sequence is authoritative * Case experiences and labored examples support the reader observe their wisdom to perform * finished assurance of the topic provides the reader the entire useful reference fabric

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Examples of some of the available solutions are outlined in this chapter. In each case, readers are referred to the cited reference for full details. Before this is done, a number of general principles which are common to each solution need to be introduced. 1 Interpreting the specification Specification requirements need careful examination because of the different ways in which different aspects may be treated. For example, concrete may be specified by prescription or by performance. When concrete is prescribed, some or all of the materials or their proportions may be fixed in advance by the specifier.

1/9 1/10 Concrete mix design Note: If aggregates are used in the tests in conditions other than SSD it will be necessary to correct the weights of aggregate and water. This is necessary to allow for absorption of water when dry aggregates are used or to allow for the moisture contents in excess of the SSD condition when using saturated aggregates. When initial tests are made it is essential to judge whether the cohesion is adequate for the intended purpose. If the concrete has a tendency to segregate, the mix should be redesigned with a higher proportion of fine aggregate or, if this does not solve the problem, use of a finer sand, a plasticizer, air entrainment, an increased cement content or a change of cementitious material should be considered.

0 × 2) = 40 N/mm2 Read off cement content for (TMS) of 40 N/mm2; 300 kg/m3. 50: 360 kg/m3. Use higher cement content from step 2 or step 3: 360 kg/m3. Read off mix quantities per cubic metre for cement content of 360 kg/m3 cement: 360 kg/m3 fine aggregate (saturated and surface dry): 620 kg/m3 coarse aggregate (saturated and surface dry): 1200 kg/m3 effective water: 180 kg/m3 Step 6. Read off the expected mean cube strength 50 N/mm2 Step Step Step Step 2. 3. 4. 5. The values for aggregate and water contents need adjustment to allow for free moisture in wet aggregates.

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