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# STABILISER AND MIX CALCULATION

INTRODUCTION
►The
►In aim
this of theExcel
sheet, stabilisation calculation
calculates is to define
the theoretical the of
volumes exact
soil,percentage of stabiliser
sand or other materials,and thethe
once quantities of the
percentage of stabiliser and the weight
of stabiliser have been defined first. It calculates at the end the exact percentage of stabiliser.
►Note that Excel calculates amounts and percentages, but it cannot do choices, especially for the practical ap
►This should be done by people, and then Excel will give the exact percentage of stabiliser.
►Note: The stabiliser can be cement or lime or anything else. Just mention the name of it.

HOW TO PROCEED
1. Enter your data (in the blue cells):
1.1 Note
Define, according
that to your
this amount specifications,
of stabiliser shouldthe
be percentage of stabiliser
given for mixes that than
of not more you want.
250
1.2at
litres Enter the quantity of stabiliser that you can easily measure on site: Type the fraction: 1/4 o
a time.
Enter also the weight of 1 bag of stabiliser. Excel will calculate the exact weight of
stabiliser.
1.3 Define the volume of the containers available on site. (Wheelbarrows, buckets or others)
1.4 Define the percentage of soil / sand or other material (gravel, etc.) that you need.
The total percentage of these materials is 100, as the percentage of stabiliser is calculated
1.5 Enter the bulk density of the materials (soil, sand, or others). The stabiliser density is not ne

## 3. Approximate yourself the practical measurements, according to the containers avail

Enter your choices in the blue cells.

4. Excel calculates the exact percentage of stabiliser, according to your practical appro

5. Check that the exact percentage of stabiliser, given by Excel, is within the permissib
If this percentage of stabiliser is not within these limits, change your choice for the practical m
or some specifications. Excel re-calculates everything and check again that the exact percenta
Note that the acceptance of the exact percentage of stabiliser is a matter of choice, and the pr
for practical measurements of materials.

DATA
Wanted percentage of stabiliser 5%
Quantity of stabiliser wanted per mix (Type 1/4 0.33
or 1/3
Bag
or 1/2)
Weight per bag of stabiliser 50 Kg per bag
Exact weight of stabiliser 16.67 Kg
Volumes of wheelbarrows 100 Litres
Volumes of buckets 15 Litres
Percentage of soil 70%
Percentage of sand or other material 30%
Dry bulk density of soil 1.25
Dry bulk density of sand or other material 1.45

THEORITICAL CALCULATION
Theoretical weight of aggregates (soil + sand or###
others)
Kg
Theoretical volume of soil ### Litres
Theoretical volume of sand or other material 65.52 Litres
PRACTICAL APPROXIMATION ACCORDING TO THE
CONTAINERS
Practical volume of soil 185 Litres
Practical volume of sand or other material 60 Litres

## EXACT PERCENTAGE OF CEMENT = 4.98%

The exact percentage of cement should be within these limits (the percentage should not become orange):
4.85% ≤ 4.98% ≤ 5.15%

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, sand, or others). The stabiliser density is not needed.