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ACI METHOD OF MIX DESIGN

Design Stipulation (to be given)

Characteristic compressive strength 20 N/mm2


required in the field at 28 days 20

Standard deviation 4 N/mm2


Slump required 50 mm

Test data of material (to be determined in the laboratory)


Specific gravity of cement 3.15
Specific gravity of FA 2.65
Specific gravity of CA 2.7
C.A Dry loaded density 1600 kg/m3
Max size of C.A 20 mm
Fineness Modulus of F.A 2.8
Air entrained 2%

Step 1: Avg Design strength


% of results allowed to fall below min 2.5 K=

Avg design Strength #NAME? N/mm2

Step 2 : Determination of Water & Cement Content


# ACI 211.1-91

For Non-Air Entrained Concrete (A) 0.70


For Air Entrained Concrete (B) 0.60

Selection of W/C B Err:508

Wt of water for Non- Air Entrained (A) 165 kg/m3


Wt of water for Air Entrained (B) 185 kg/m3

Weight of water B Err:508 kg/m3

Weight of Cement Err:508 kg/m3

Step 2 : Determination of C.A & F.A

Bulk volume of Coarse Aggregate 0.62


Weight Of Coarse Aggrregate 992 kg/m3
Absolute volume method
Cement Err:508 m3
water Err:508 m3
C.A 367.41 m3
Air 0.02 m3
Total Err:508 m3

Absolute Volume Of F.A Err:508 m3


Weight Of Fine Aggrregate Err:508 kg/m3

Result: Mix Proportions

/ Water Cement F.A C.A


Proportion Err:508 Err:508 Err:508 Err:508
kg Err:508 Err:508 Err:508 992.0

Cost Analysis: Set Corrency €

Current rate of cement per bag 268 €


Current rate of River Sand(F.A)/cft 22 €
Current rate of Blue metal(C.A)/cft 26 €

Err:508 ### 734.81€

Total cost of materials / cu.m Err:508


2.4
2.6
2.8
3

% of fall K
0.1 3.09
0.6 2.5
1 2.33
2.5 1.96
6.6 1.5
16 1

Column1 Column2 Column3


A 0.70 165
B 0.60 185

#NAME?
Rs

£
$
Err:508
Err:508
734.81
Comp St N/mm2
15
20
25
30
35
40
45
Agg mm Slump
10 30
12.5 40
20 50
25 60
40 70
50 80
70 90
150 100
110
120
130
140
150
160
170
180
Comp St W/C
Non-Air entrained
Air Entarined
conc conc
45 0.38 1
40 0.43 1
35 0.48 0.4 1
30 0.55 0.46 1
25 0.62 0.53
20 0.7 0.61
15 0.8 0.71

10 15 20 25 30 35 4

For Non-Air Entrained Concrete (A)


Slump 10 12.5 20 25 40 50
30 205 200 185 180 160 155
40 205 200 185 180 160 155
50 205 200 185 180 160 155
60 205 200 185 180 160 155
70 225 215 200 195 175 170
80 225 215 200 195 175 170
90 225 215 200 195 175 170
100 225 215 200 195 175 170
110 225 215 200 195 175 170
120 225 215 200 195 175 170
130 225 215 200 195 175 170
140 240 230 210 205 185 180
150 240 230 210 205 185 180
160 240 230 210 205 185 180
170 240 230 210 205 185 180
180 240 230 210 205 185 180

For Air Entrained Concrete (B)


30 180 175 165 160 145 140
40 180 175 165 160 145 140
50 180 175 165 160 145 140
60 180 175 165 160 145 140
70 200 190 180 175 160 155
80 200 190 180 175 160 155
90 200 190 180 175 160 155
100 200 190 180 175 160 155
110 200 190 180 175 160 155
120 200 190 180 175 160 155
130 200 190 180 175 160 155
140 215 205 190 185 170 165
150 215 205 190 185 170 165
160 215 205 190 185 170 165
170 215 205 190 185 170 165
180 215 205 190 185 170 165

Bulk vol of C.A


Agg mm 2.4 2.6 2.8 3
10 0.5 0.48 0.46 0.44
12.5 0.59 0.57 0.55 0.53
20 0.66 0.64 0.62 0.6
25 0.71 0.69 0.67 0.65
40 0.75 0.73 0.71 0.69
50 0.78 0.76 0.74 0.72
70 0.82 0.8 0.78 0.76
150 0.87 0.85 0.83 0.81
Non-Air
entrained conc
Power
Regression for
Non-Air
entrained conc
Air Entarined
conc
Power
Regression for
Air Entarined
conc

20 25 30 35 40 45 50

Slump Given Agg Given


70 150 50 20
145 125 10 205
145 125 12.5 200
145 125 20 185
145 125 25 180
160 140 40 160
160 140 50 155
160 140 70 145
160 140 150 125
160 140
160 140
160 140
170 0
170 0
170 0
170 0
170 0

135 120
135 120 10 180
135 120 12.5 175
135 120 20 165
150 135 25 160
150 135 40 145
150 135 50 140
150 135 70 135
150 135 150 120
150 135
150 135
160 0
160 0
160 0
160 0
160 0

2.4 0.66
2.6 0.64
2.8 0.62
3 0.6

2.8 0.62
Agg Given