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Practical Concrete Mix Design

1st Edition

By Avijit Chaubey

CRC Press

192 pages | 127 B/W Illus.

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Practical Concrete Mix Design has been compiled with an endeavour to help readers understand the concrete mix design methodology including formulas and tables involved in the pertinent steps. The book helps engineers to understand the mix design procedure, as the book contains every possible explanation for each step of mix design, limitations given by standards, and practical guide on tailor making of concrete for each different kind of requirement. It covers why, how, and when about the concrete proportioning and optimization. The book provides the necessary skills for the engineers to hone their skills in doing so, understanding the risks involved, and troubleshoot related problems.

Table of Contents

1. Concrete Mix Proportioning General Concepts

1.1 Introduction

1.2 Concrete Mix Design

1.3 Understanding K better

1.4 Finding Water Cement Ratio for Target Strength

1.5 Checking the limits on Water Cement Ratio

1.6 Estimation of Water Content

1.7 Calculation of Cement Content

1.8 Aggregate Content

2. Concrete Proportioning- Rapid Method

2.1 Introduction

2.2 Calculation of Target Strength

2.3 Estimating Water Cement ratio for achieving the strength

2.4 Estimating the water content and aggregate interproportions

2.5 Significance of Water correction

2.6 Cement Content Calculation

2.7 Estimating Air content

2.8 Aggregate Proportion and Content

2.9 Rapid Method Graphical

3 ACI method of Proportioning concretes

3.1 Introduction

3.2 Estimating Water Cement Ratio

3.3 Estimating Water Content

3.4 Proportioning and calculating Aggregate Contents

4 DOE Method of proportioning concretes

4.1 Introduction

4.2 Target Strength Calculation

4.3 Estimating water cement ratio to achieve the strength

4.4 Finding the water content

4.5 Aggregate proportion & content

5 BRMCA Method of Proportioning

5.1 Introduction

5.2 Methodology

5.2.1 Mix corrections and Records

5.3 Curve fitting and Concrete Proportioning

5.4 Curve Fitting through Excel

6 Unconventional Proportioning Methods & special concretes

6.1 Author’s method, proportioning through void content optimization

6.2 Mix proportioning of Self Compacting Concrete

6.3 Mix Proportioning of Low Density/ Lightweight or High Density/ Heavy Weight Concrete

6.4 Mix Design of Pervious Concrete/ No Fines Concrete

6.5 Mix proportioning of Shotcrete

6.6 Roller Compacted Concrete Design

7 Optimization of concrete

7.1 Introduction

7.2 Entropy Buster Method To Optimize Concrete

8 Conducting Laboratory Tests & Validation of Mixes

8.1 Introduction

8.2 Correction for Moisture content and Absorption in Aggregates

8.3 Corrections in Batch and their effect on Mix Design

8.4 Deciding Water Reducing Admixture Dosage

About the Author

Avijit Chaubey completed his civil engineering from REC Durgapur (NIT Durgapur) in the year 1999. He has worked in various capacities from site engineer to Heading R&D division of concrete and cement manufacturing companies. During his professional tenure, he has been instrumental in Implementing new technologies and materials in construction, which led to more sustainable initiatives in the construction industry, which was facing immense shortage of certain type of aggregates.

His major contributions include: 1) Construction of Kol Dam- power house which used 100% replacement of river sand with crushed rock fines, 2) Implementation of Roller compacted concrete Dam in Teesta West Bengal, 3) Construction of a hotel in record time of 8 months, which was made possible by designing fast strength gaining concrete to speed up the construction, 4) First Implementation of crushed rock fines 100% to replace river sand in Pune, Mumbai and major cities of India for structural purpose, 5) Developing of a Concrete Road which can be trafficked within 24 hours of laying, 6) Ultra Light weight Concrete with a density less than that of water (lighter than water), 7) Zero Energy Mixer, which helped people to mix raw materials of concrete without any fuel or Electricity, 8) Acid Resistant Concrete which could withstand attack even from sulphuric Acid, 9) Developed a test method for ultimate shrinkage measurement in concrete, 10) Developed a mathematical model for void prediction in mixture of solids, 11) Optimized concretes to get maximum profits through methodologies developed by self, which has also been discussed in the book, this also led to reduction in cement consumption for manufacturing concrete for same strength and properties of concrete. Avijit has published few papers in reputed journals and magazines out of which One paper (Under Guidance of Dr. Amlan Das- Prof NIT Durgapur) won award from Union Ministry of water resources for a paper titled “Design of Parabolic Channels” in 2001. Avijit has served in organizations like Shapoorji Pallonji, Gammon India, ACC Concrete and is currently working with Ultratech Cement.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Construction / General