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Aggregate blending

Q. What is aggregate blending and why is it done?

 

A. Aggregate blending is the process of intermixing two or more fine or coarse aggregates to produce a combination with improved grading or other properties. ACI PRC-211.7-20 “Guide for Proportioning Concrete Mixtures with Ground Calcium Carbonate and Other Mineral Fillers” and ACI 211.6T-14 “Aggregate Suspension Mixture Proportioning Method” discuss proportioning methods that could be used to improve aggregate gradation through blending.

 

References: ACI PRC-211.7-20; ACI 211.6T-14; ACI 211.1-91

Topics in Concrete: Aggregate; Mixture Proportioning of Concrete

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