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ASIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

School of Engineering and Technology

CE72.41 Advance Concrete Technology

Concrete Mix Design


Norm France
Method DREUX-GORISSE

Phal Chanpisith
St119488
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Overview
There are several methods:

Method Baron

Method Bolomey

Method Fret

Method Faury

Method Dreux-Gorisse

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Mix Design Process

I. General Hypothesis
II. Determine Cement Water ratio C/E
III. Determine cement content
IV. Determine water content
V. Determine Percentage of Aggregates
VI. Determine composition by absolute volume

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I. General Hypothesis

1. Choose Slump
2. Diameter of Coarse Aggregate
3. Concrete Design Strength fc

4. Cement Strength at 28 days

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II. Determination C/E

BOLOMEY Formulas

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II. Determination C/E

Determine the value of G:


Normally we assume that it is in good quality

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III. Determine cement content

slump
Ex: Cement=380kg
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IV. Determine water content

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V. Determine Percentage of Aggregates

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V. Determine Percentage of Aggregates

Calculate

K is a corrective term which depends on the cement content, vibration effectiveness, the rolled or
crushed aggregates shape.

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V. Determine Percentage of Aggregates

Coarse Aggregate: G=64%, Fine Aggregate: S=36%

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V. Determine Percentage of Aggregates

Example: D=16mm

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V. Determine Percentage of Aggregates
This is carried out by joining the point at 95 % of the granular curve of the first aggregates
type to the point at 5 % of the granular curve of the following aggregates type.

g%
A

s%

Coarse Aggregate: G=60%, Fine Aggregate: S=40%


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VI. Determine Composition by absolute volume

Absolute Volume of Cement:


Specific Gravity:
= Cement: 3.15
3.15 1000
Fine Aggregate: 2.54
Volume of Aggregates Coarse Aggregate: 2.6

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Absolute Volume of Fine Aggregate= % of CA


Absolute Volume of Coarse Aggregate= %
We get mass of aggregate:
Mass of CA= Absolute Volume of Coarse Aggregate x SG x 1000kg/m3
Mass of FA= Absolute Volume of Fine Aggregate x SG x 1000kg/m3

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VI. Determine Composition in absolute volume

Compactness Coefficient ( )
The compactness coefficient is calculated as the absolute volumes of the solid materials Vm
divided by the total volume of implemented fresh concrete.

ST=slump
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VI. Determine Composition in absolute volume

In summary we get:
Cement
Water
Fine Aggregate
Coarse Aggregate

ST=slump
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References
Dreux G. Nouveau guide du bton,
3me dition, Eyrolles, Paris, 1981.
Dreux G, Festa J. Nouveau guide
du bton et de ses constituants,
Eyrolles, Paris, 1998.

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Thank you

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