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Example

Trail Batch (m3):

0.004712

Cementitious Materials

Non-SSD Proportions
as Designed
Specific
Gravity

50.00% Portland Cement


50.00% *Fly Ash
100.00%
Total Cementitious
Fine Aggregate
2.00% Expanded Polystrene
Absorption: 4% MC: 0%
98.00% Sand
Absorption: 2% MC: 0%
100.00%
Total Aggregate
Coarse Aggregate
Gravel
Absorption: 2% MC: 0%
Water
Water
Admixture Water
Aggregate Absorption
Total Water

3.15
2.3

Admixture

% Solids

*1. Air Entrainer

Density: 1010 kg/m3

Cement/Cementitious Ratio
Water/Cementitious Ratio
Flow (flow table), Slump, Slump Flow, mm.
Air, %
Density (Unit Weight), kg/m3
Gravimetric Air Content, %
Yield, m3
Water/Cement Ratio

Actual Batched
Proportions

Amount
Volume
Amount
(kg/m3)
(m3)
Volume (m3)
(kg)
231.075 0.0733571 0.0003456589 1.0888254
231.075 0.1004674 0.0004734023 1.0888254
462.15 0.1738245 0.0008190612 2.1776508

0.03

4.7106957 0.1570232 0.0007398933 0.0221968

2.65

230.82409 0.0871034 0.0004104314 1.0876431


235.53478 0.2441266 0.0011503246 1.1098399

2.4

811.74896 0.3382287 0.0015937338 3.8249611


.

1
1
1

5.00%

0.18486 0.0008710603 0.8710603


184.86
0
0
0
0.00009914
0.09914
21.039889 0.0210399
163.82011 0.1638201 0.0007719204 0.7719204
Dosage
(ml/100kg)

Amount
(ml/m3)

98 226.4535
0.5
0.4
0
8%
1950.8684224923
1.0420797778

Amount (ml)

Water in
Admixture
(kg)

1.067048892

0.5
0.4
Measured
0.00037696
Measured
Measured
0.0049102799

0.7089478

*Note: Optional ingredients (if you chose not to use fly ash set cement/cementitious ratio to 1)
Note:Air Entrainer - Recommanded Dosage of Micro-Air (8 - 98ml/100kg of Cement)
Indicate the variables in the mixture design and admixture
Instructions
You can only change whats in the yellow boxes.
Step 1: You want to know your water/cementitious ratio to find the strength if the concrete.
Indicates the Water/Cementitious Ratio
Step 2: Look on Table 4: Water Requirement and chose the amount of slump that you want, (20mm max size of
aggregate). In thus case the slump doesn't matter much because we aren't working the concrete much.
Indicates the Water
Step 3: Density is obtained by changing the amount (kg/m3) of total fine aggregate, gravel, and by changing the
cement/cementitious ratio. To adjust the density use goal seeker to always keep the yield at 1m3. In goal Seeker,
set cell to E34, value to 1, and change either the total fine or the gravel to find an answer
The Density is what you are looking for when designing the mix
Step 4: The dosage of admixture is last, I don't know how much air it will give so you have to take a guess!

Cement
Mass (g) Needed

Fly Ash
Expanded PSand
Gravel
Water
1088.8254 1088.8254 22.196798 1087.6431 3824.961118 771.92036

Indicate the variables in the gradation table


Instructions
You can only change what in the yellow boxes, keep in mind that
you want to stay within the lower and upper limits of ASTM C 33
Note if you go outside the limits it will take extra cement and lower
your strength.

Grada
1

Percent Passing
Sieve (mm)Lower LimitUpper Limit
9.5
1
1
4.75
0.95
1
2.36
0.8
1
1.18
0.5
0.85
0.6
0.25
0.6
0.3
0.1
0.3
0.15
0.02
0.1

0.9

0.8

0.7

0.6

P er cent P assing B y W eight (% )

Sieve (mm) Sand


9.5
1
4.75
1
2.36
0.999
1.18
0.994
0.6
0.555
0.3
0.17
0.15
0.03
Percent Co 98.00%

Percent Passing
Expanded Polystrene Beads Composite
1
1
1
1
0
0.97902
0
0.97412
0
0.5439
0
0.1666
0
0.0294
2.00%
100.00%

0.5

0.4

0.3

0.2

0.1

0
0.1

S ieve

Gradation Curve

Upper Limit

Low er Limit
Upper Limit
Composite Mix

S ieve S ize (m m )

10

0.9

0.8

0.7

L ow e r L imit

0.6

Pe rce nt Pass ing B y W e ight (%)

U p pe r L imit
C o mpo s ite Mix

0.5

0.4

0.3

0.2

0.1

0
0.1

Siev e Siz e (mm)

10