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Mix Design M-40 Grade

The mix design M-40 grade for Pier (Using Admixture – Fosroc) provided here is for reference purpose only. Actual site conditions vary and thus this should be adjusted as per the location and other factors.

Parameters for mix design M40

Grade Designation = M-40
Type of cement = O.P.C-43 grade
Brand of cement = Vikram ( Grasim )
Admixture = Fosroc ( Conplast SP 430 G8M )
Fine Aggregate = Zone-II
Sp. Gravity Cement = 3.15
Fine Aggregate = 2.61
Coarse Aggregate (20mm) = 2.65
Coarse Aggregate (10mm) = 2.66
Minimum Cement (As per contract) = 400 kg / m3
Maximum water cement ratio (As per contract) = 0.45

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Concrete Mix Design – M 20 Grade Of Concrete

a) Specified minimum strength = 20 N/Sq mm

b) Durability requirements
i) Exposure Moderate
ii) Minimum Cement Content = 300 Kgs/cum

c) Cement
(Refer Table No. 5 of IS:456-2000)
i) Make Chetak (Birla)
ii) Type OPC
iii) Grade 43

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Concrete Mix Design M-60


Target strength = 60Mpa
Max size of aggregate used = 12.5 mm
Specific gravity of cement = 3.15
Specific gravity of fine aggregate (F.A) = 2.6
Specific gravity of Coarse aggregate (C.A) = 2.64
Dry Rodded Bulk Density of fine aggregate = 1726 Kg/m3
Dry Rodded Bulk Density of coarse aggregate = 1638 Kg/m3
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Instant Concrete Road Repair Solution

Instant Concrete road repair solution
By Mr. Mangesh Dhamele
Dy. Manager. Choksey Structural Engineering

The Durability of road structures depends on the quality of its maintenance & minor renovations. Maintenance keeps the roadway safe, provides good driving conditions & prolongs the life of the pavement, thus protecting the road investment.

Currently in India more than 2000 km of concrete road is in the operation since last few years. Most of the projects completed by NHAI, MSRDC and other state government authorities. Though the quality & procedural aspects, specifications / guidelines clearly mentions in IRC, MoRTH, but still we observes that various minor cracks, potholes and joints edge spalling in the PQC due to various factors which requires maintenance. Maintenance includes the prompt sealing of cracks & filling of potholes to prevent water entering through the surface.

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Mix Design For M35 Grade Of Concrete

The mix design for M35 Grade Of Concrete for pile foundations provided here is for reference purpose only. Actual site conditions vary and thus this should be adjusted as per the location and other factors.

Grade of Concrete : M35
Characteristic Strength (Fck) : 35 Mpa
Standard Deviation : 1.91 Mpa*
Target Mean Strength : T.M.S.= Fck +1.65 x S.D.
(from I.S 456-2000) = 35+ 1.65×1.91
= 38.15 Mpa
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Cuore Concrete – Nano Silica

A long time used material in concrete is for the first time fully replaced by a nano material.It is well known in physics and chemistry that a well designed and developed nano material produces better and cheaper cost results than traditional materials, thanks to the stabilization and reinforcement of matter properties at this level: a thousand fold smaller than the older level: “micro” (0.000001 mt).

Micro silica has been one of the world’s most widely used products for concrete for over eighty years. Its properties allowed high compressive strength concretes; water and chemical resistant concretes, and they have been part of many concrete buildings that we see nowadays. Its disadvantage, though, has been its relatively high cost and contamination, which affects the environment and the operators’ health. As micro silica, as a powder, is thousand fold thinner than cigarette smoke. Operators must take special precautions to avoid inhaling micro silica and not to acquire silicosis, an irreversible disease.

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Filler materials Used In Concrete

Filler materials are gaining widespread popularity and becoming very important because they help in increasing some of the mix properties and also lower the usage of binder which is usually more expensive
Here is the table showing some common filler materials along with binders

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Continous Beams And One Way Slabs

The ACI Code gives approximate formulas for finding shear and bending moments in continuous beams and one way slabs. A summary list of these formulas follows. They are equally applicable to USCS and SI units. Refer to the ACI Code for specific applications of these formulas.

For Positive Moment

1 ) End spans

If discontinues end is unrestrained =  wl2n /11

If discontinues end is integral with the support=  wl2n /14

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Reinforcing Steel

American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) specifications cover renforcing steel. The most important proper- ties of reinforcing steel are

1. Modulus of elasticity E s , lb/in 2 (MPa)

2. Tensile strength, lb/in 2 (MPa)

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Tensile Strength Of Concrete

The tensile strength of concrete is used in combined-stress design. In normal-weight, normal-density concrete the tensile strength can be found from

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