History of Concrete Proportioning

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Title: History of Concrete Proportioning

Author(s): William A. Cordon

Publication: Special Publication

Volume: 46

Issue:

Appears on pages(s): 167-176

Keywords: admixtures; aggregates; air entrainment; batching; concrete durability; concretes; density (mass/volume); history; mix proportioning; pozzolans; standards; strength; water-cement ratio

Date: 1/1/1974

Abstract:
The history of concrete mix proportioning starts with the "recipe" for manufacture of the first batch of concrete. The complex nature of concrete contributed to the wide variety of methods for arriving at the "best mix." . . .Three ACI standards are in use today which include developments in normal weight concrete, lightweight concrete and no-slump concrete.