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Concrete aggregate and cement mass content effects on compressive strength

Author(s): Grdić Zoran | Topličić-Ćurčić Gordana | Stojić Nikola

Journal: Facta Universitatis - series : Architecture and Civil Engineering
ISSN 0354-4605

Volume: 8;
Issue: 4;
Start page: 413;
Date: 2010;
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Keywords: aggregate mass | cement mass | concrete compressive strength

The mass content of aggregate (ma) and of cement (mc) of concrete comprise coefficient calculated as ma/mc. Some methods used for designing of concrete mixtures take into consideration this coefficient. In this paper, concrete mixtures were prepared so that mass of cement, water cement factor and granulometric composition have been varied. Values of the coefficient ma/mc in experimental research ranged between 7,20 in concrete mixtures mixed with 250 kg of cement to 3,60 in concrete mixtures mixed with 500 kg per 1m3. From the aspect of compressive strength of concrete, it has been established that optimum values of the coefficient ma/mc depend on the granulometric composition and water cement factor. At higher water cement factors, larger values of ma/mc coefficient are required to achieve the maximum strength under the given conditions.
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