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The International Concrete Abstracts Portal is an ACI led collaboration with leading technical organizations from within the international concrete industry and offers the most comprehensive collection of published concrete abstracts.
Title: Proportioning and Evaulation of Concrete Mixtures*
Author(s): William A. Cordon and J. Derle Thorpe
Publication: Journal Proceedings
Appears on pages(s): 46-49
Keywords: admixtures; aggregates;economics; evaluation; mixed proportioning; quality control;water-cement ratio; workablity.
Abstract:Commom practice in concrete mix proportioning and control relates the consistancy of concrete, as measured by slump, with water requirement. A more realistic approach ids to relate slump with aggregate content, keeping the water and cement fixed constants in trial mixes. The amount of aggregate that can be used with a given quantatity of paste provides a realistic evaluation of the value of compariative proportions of materials used.
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