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PROPORTIONING CONCRETE MIXTURES WITH GRADED AGGREGATES

PROPORTIONING CONCRETE MIXTURES WITH GRADED AGGREGATES

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PROPORTIONING CONCRETE MIXTURES WITH GRADED AGGREGATES
PROPORTIONING CONCRETE MIXTURES WITH GRADED AGGREGATES

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE: DISTRIBUTION UNLIMITED
FROM: AFCESA/CES139 Barnes Drive, Suite 1Tyndall AFB FL 32403-5319
Apr 25, 1997
 SUBJECT:
Engineering Technical Letter (ETL) 97-5 (Change 1): ProportioningConcrete Mixtures with Graded Aggregates for Rigid AirfieldPavements
 
1. Purpose.
This ETL provides(1) a method for selecting an aggregate grading to usein concrete mixtures for construction of Air Force rigid airfield pavements; and (2) animplementing construction specification. This guidance is nonmandatory.
2. Application:
All Air Force organizations with pavement construction responsibility.
2.1.
Authority: AFI 32-1028,
Standard Practice for Rigid Pavements 
(replacesAFM 88-6CH6 and CH8).
 2.2.
Effective Date: Immediately.
2.3.
Expiration: Five years from date of issue.
 2.4.
Ultimate Recipients:
 
Air Force Base Civil Engineers, Red Horse Squadrons, and other units responsiblefor design, construction, maintenance, and repair of pavements.
Corps of Engineers and Navy offices responsible for Air Force design and construction.
3. Referenced Publications:
Refer to Attachment 1, Chapter 5 and Attachment 2,paragraph 1.1.
 4. Procedure:
Refer to Attachments 1 and 2.
 5. Point of Contact:
Mr. Jim Lafrenz, HQ AFCESA/CESC, DSN 523-6332,commercial (904) 283-6332
 
or INTERNET lafrenzj@afcesa.af.mil.William G. Schauz, Colonel, USAF 3 AtchDirector of Technical Support 1.
Proportioning Concrete Mixture with Graded Aggregates - A Handbook for Rigid Airfield Pavements 
 2. USAF 02515,
United States Air Force Guide Specification -- Military Airfield Construction 
 3. Distribution List
 
Atch 1(1 of 50)
PROPORTIONING CONCRETE MIXTURESWITH GRADED AGGREGATES
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A HANDBOOK FOR RIGID AIRFIELD PAVEMENTS
Purpose......................................................................... 1.1Background................................................................... 1.2Scope............................................................................ 1.3
Coarse Aggregate.......................................................... 2.2Composition....................................................... 2.2.2Quality............................................................... 2.2.3Particle Shape.................................................... 2.2.4Maximum Size................................................... 2.2.5Grading.............................................................. 2.2.6Blending Sizes............................................................... 2.3Composition....................................................... 2.3.2Quality............................................................... 2.3.3Particle Shape.................................................... 2.3.4Fine Aggregate.............................................................. 2.4Composition....................................................... 2.4.2Quality............................................................... 2.4.3Grading.............................................................. 2.4.4Cement.......................................................................... 2.5Cement Source................................................... 2.5.3Cement Content................................................. 2.5.4Water ............................................................................ 2.6Water Cementitious Ratio.................................. 2.6.2Mineral Admixtures (Fly Ash)........................................ 2.7Chemical Admixtures..................................................... 2.8Target Air Content ........................................................ 2.9
Percent Combined Aggregate Retained Graph................ 3.2Coarseness Factor/Workability Factor............................ 3.3Aggregate Proportioning Guide..................................... 3.4
 
Atch 1(2 of 50)
2Interpretation of Graphical Procedures........................... 3.5Percent Combined Aggregate Retained............... 3.5.2Fineness Modulus of the Fine Aggregate........................ 3.6
Step 1. Estimation of Workability ................................. 4.2Step 2. Nominal Maximum Size of Coarse Aggregate... 4.3Step 3. Estimation of Cementitious Material Content.... 4.4Step 4. Estimation of Air Content................................. 4.5Step 5. Coarse and Fine Aggregate as Single AggregateBlend................................................................ 4.6Step 6. Weighted Average Specific Gravity of AggregateBlend................................................................ 4.7Step 7. Estimation of Optimum Water CementitiousMaterial Ratio................................................... 4.8Step 8. Fresh Concrete Unit Mass in Kilograms perCubic Meter...................................................... 4.9Step 9. Estimation of Combined Aggregate Amount..... 4.10Step 10. Adjustments for Aggregate Moisture............... 4.11Step 11. Trial Batch Adjustments.................................. 4.12Step 12. Field Trials...................................................... 4.13
Example No. 1............................................................... 6.1General Description............................................ 6.11Step 1 ................................................................ 6.2.1Step 2 ................................................................ 6.2.2Step 3 ................................................................ 6.2.3Step 4 ................................................................ 6.2.4Step 5 ................................................................ 6.2.5Step 6 ................................................................ 6.2.6Step 7 ................................................................ 6.2.7Step 8 ................................................................ 6.2.8Step 9 ................................................................ 6.2.9Step 10 .............................................................. 6.2.10Step 11 .............................................................. 6.2.11Step 12 .............................................................. 6.2.12

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