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Factors governing the strength of concrete

Q. What are the factors governing the strength of concrete?

 

A. The principal factors governing the strength of concrete are:

- Water-cementitious material ratio (w/cm)

- Curing conditions (moisture and temperature)

- Age

- Characteristics and quantity of the cementitious material

- Characteristics and quantity of the aggregates

- Mixing time

- Degree of consolidation

- Air content

 

References:  SP-1(02); ACI 214R-11

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