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Mix proportioning of high performance concrete

Bharatkumar, BH and Narayanan, R and Raghuprasad, BK and Ramachandramurthy, DS (2001) Mix proportioning of high performance concrete. In: Cement and Concrete Composites, 23 (1). pp. 71-80.

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High performance concrete (HPC) is that concrete which meets special performance and uniformity requirements that cannot always be achieved by conventional materials, normal mixing, placing and curing practices. Special performance requirements using conventional materials can be achieved only by adopting low w/c, which necessitates use of high cement content. But judicious choice of chemical and mineral admixtures can reduce the cement content and this results in economical HPC. However, the effect of a mineral admixture on the strength of concrete varies significantly with its properties and replacement levels. Mix proportioning methods of normal concrete cannot adequately account for the large variations in the properties of ingredients. This paper presents a modified mix design procedure, which utilises optimum water content and the efficiency factor of mineral admixture. Results of the experimental investigations on mixes using the modified mix design are presented.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Cement and Concrete Composites
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier Science.
Keywords: high performance concrete;concrete mix proportion;optimum water content;minimum cement content;effective water/binder ratio;cement replacement material; efficiency factor; mineral admixtures; superplasticiser; mix design procedure; experimental results
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Civil Engineering
Date Deposited: 04 Feb 2010 05:02
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:55
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/17170

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