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Example

Trail Batch (m3): 0.004712 Non-SSD Proportions Actual Batched


as Designed Proportions
Specific Amount Volume Amount
Cementitious Materials
Gravity (kg/m3) (m3) Volume (m3) (kg)
50.00% Portland Cement 3.15 231.075 0.0733571 0.0003456589 1.0888254
50.00% *Fly Ash 2.3 231.075 0.1004674 0.0004734023 1.0888254
100.00% Total Cementitious 462.15 0.1738245 0.0008190612 2.1776508
Fine Aggregate
2.00% Expanded Polystrene
0.03 4.7106957 0.1570232 0.0007398933 0.0221968
Absorption: 4% MC: 0%
98.00% Sand
2.65 230.82409 0.0871034 0.0004104314 1.0876431
Absorption: 2% MC: 0%
100.00% Total Aggregate 235.53478 0.2441266 0.0011503246 1.1098399
Coarse Aggregate
Gravel
2.4 811.74896 0.3382287 0.0015937338 3.8249611
Absorption: 2% MC: 0%
Water .
Water 1 184.86 0.18486 0.0008710603 0.8710603
Admixture Water 1 0 0 0
Aggregate Absorption 1 21.039889 0.0210399 0.00009914 0.09914
Total Water 163.82011 0.1638201 0.0007719204 0.7719204
Water in
Dosage Amount
Admixture % Solids Amount (ml) Admixture
(ml/100kg) (ml/m3)
(kg)
*1. Air Entrainer Density: 1010 kg/m3 5.00% 98 226.4535 1.067048892 0

Cement/Cementitious Ratio 0.5 0.5


Water/Cementitious Ratio 0.4 0.4
Flow (flow table), Slump, Slump Flow, mm. 0 Measured
Air, % 8% 0.00037696
Density (Unit Weight), kg/m3 1950.8684224923 Measured
Gravimetric Air Content, % Measured
Yield, m3 1.0420797778 0.0049102799
Water/Cement Ratio 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 Fly Ash Expanded PSand Gravel Water
Mass (g) Needed 1088.8254 1088.8254 22.196798 1087.6431 3824.961118 771.92036
Percent Passing
Grada
Sieve (mm) Sand Expanded Polystrene Beads Composite
9.5 1 1 1
4.75 1 1 1
1

2.36 0.999 0 0.97902


1.18 0.994 0 0.97412 Percent Passing
0.9

0.6 0.555 0 0.5439 Sieve (mm)Lower LimitUpper Limit


0.3 0.17 0 0.1666 9.5 1 1
0.8

0.15 0.03 0 0.0294 4.75 0.95 1


Percent Co 98.00% 2.00% 100.00% 2.36 0.8 1
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1.18 0.5 0.85


Indicate the variables in the gradation table 0.6 0.25 0.6
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Instructions 0.3 0.1 0.3

P er cent P assing B y Weight (% )


You can only change what in the yellow boxes, keep in mind that 0.5
0.15 0.02 0.1
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 0.4

your strength.
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S ieve
Gradation Curve

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Composite Mix

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C o mpo s ite Mix


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