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• #### What nominal maximum sizes of aggregate are recommended?

Because maximum aggregate size can impact concrete properties such as shrinkage, and also the cost of concrete, the largest aggregate size consistent with the requirements of 26.4.2.1 should be permitted. With the w/cm fixed, the larger the nominal maximum size of aggregates, the lower the cement content for a given consistency.

• #### Maximum Aggregate Size CivilWeb Spreadsheets

Maximum Aggregate Size Definition Firstly the definition of maximum aggregate size in concrete is the smallest sieve through which 100% of the aggregates will pass.

• #### The effect of maximum size of aggregate on concrete strength

Similarly, higher flexural strength is obtained at a given w/cm with smaller nominal maximum size aggregate. Data from compression tests of concrete containing very large aggregates, 100 mm (4 in.) and over, are conflicting because of limitations in the size of the test specimens and testing machines.

• #### HOW TO DECIDE MAXIMUM SIZE OF COARSE AGGREGATE TO BE

Mar 23, 2015· For heavily reinforced concrete members the nominal maximum size of the aggregate should be usually restricted to 6 mm less than the minimum clear distance between the main bar or 5 mm less than the minimum cover to the reinforcement, whichever is less.

• #### Aggregate size, Concrete Construction Magazine

Jun 01, 1961· 3. The advantage of small aggregate in the water-ratio strength relationship may or may not be sufficient to offset the effects of its higher mixing water demand. It appears that optimum maximum size, so far as strength is concerned, will vary for different aggregates, different cement factors, different test ages and probably other conditions. 4.

• #### Gradation of Aggregate Ultimate Guide Construction How

Dec 03, 2020· EFFECT OF AGGREGATE SIZE AND GRADING ON REINFORCEMENT CORROSION . It has been observed that for a given w/c ratio, the coefficient of permeability of concrete increases considerably with an increasing size of aggregate. Keeping this in view, maximum size of aggregate is recommended as: 1½ in. for 5000 psi concrete. ¾ in. for 6000 psi concrete

• #### Difference between “Maximum size” and “nominal maximum

For example, for the aggregate meeting the specification limits shown below would have a maximum size of 37.5 mm (1-1/2 in.) and a nominal maximum size of 25.0 mm (1 in).

• #### Maximum Aggregate Size & Nominal Maximum Aggregate Size

Jan 24, 2013· By the CT 382 definition, the maximum aggregate size is 3/4" and the nominal maximum aggregate size is 1/2". In the November 2011 version of CT 202, nominal maximum aggregate size is defined as "one sieve size larger than the first size to retain more than 10%."

• #### EFFECTS OF AGGREGATE TYPE, SIZE, AND CONTENT ON

The concrete mixtures incorporate either basalt or crushed limestone, aggregate sizes of 12 mm ('h in.) or 19 mm (:Y. in.), and coarse aggregate contents with aggregate volume factors (ACI 211.1-91) of0.75 and 0.67. Water-to-cementitious material ratios range from 0.24 to 0.50.

• #### Advantages of Using Maximum Size of Aggregate in Concrete

Usually, aggregates having a maximum size of 20 mm are generally considered satisfactory for reinforced concrete work in normal residential works.

• #### Maximum aggregate size Structural engineering general

Per the AASHTO spec, dropping to 3/4" max aggregate size doesn't help. That assumes the concrete will be vibrated. In drilled shafts, which do not get vibrated, the limit in the newer LRFD spec is 5 X the max aggregate size (it was 3 X in the older standard spec) Agent666 (Structural) 7 Aug 18 23:07

• 1. 3/4" is pretty typical for 4000 psi around me 2. In general the aggregate is filler material and smaller aggregate leads to a stronger mix (th.2Thank you both for the info. Sounds like I am not out of line with my recommendations.I don't know that I agree with the comment that smaller aggregate leads to a stronger mix. I believe the opposite is true, plus you need less concr.2In the AASHTO bridge design spec. the clear spacing cannot be less than the largest of: 1.5 X max aggregate size 1.5 X the bar diameter 1.5 i.1Regarding question 4 which no one has answered yet, for an equal strength mix, then yes smaller aggregate mixes generally display higher shrinkage.1Quote (JLNJ) I don't know that I agree with the comment that smaller aggregate leads to a stronger mix. I believe the opposite is true, plus you ne.3. The smaller the aggregate, the more water required and more cement powder, too. 4. Yes Dik1. You can produce essentially any strength you need with almost any size aggregate. Yes, 3/4" coarse aggregate is common for 4000 psi mix 2. No.Quote (HotRod10) 1.5 X max aggregate size 1.5 X the bar diameter 1.5 inches If you're precast these drop down to 1.33 X max aggregate size.1
• #### Does Aggregate Size Affect Concrete Shrinkage?, Concrete

Dec 01, 2000· A.: Cement paste shrinks and most aggregates don't, so increasing the aggregate content (reducing the paste content) reduces shrinkage. To produce a workable concrete, a small maximum-size aggregate such as pea gravel requires a higher sand content than does a larger maximum-size aggregate.

• #### Concrete Aggregates Function, Properties

Coarse aggregate is used to describe particles larger than 4.75 mm, and the term fine aggregate is used for particles smaller than 4.75mm. Fine aggregates contain particles in the size range 75 µm to 4.75 mm, and coarse aggregates from 4.75 to about 40 mm, except for mass concrete which may contain particles up to 150 mm.

• #### What's the best size of coarse aggregate in concrete in

Generally the size of coarse aggregate used is 10-12.5 mm. If we use the proportional mix of different sizes small to large (>4.5 mm to 20/25 mm), this make the concrete structure compact by align

• #### Determining Required Concrete Cylinder Size

Maintenance of Highways, Streets and Bridges, aggregate Grades 2 and 3 have a nominal maximum aggregate size of 1½ inch. To adhere to Tex-447-A, the minimum cylinder size needed for these two aggregate grades would be 6-in. x 12-in. To reduce the cylinder size to 4-in. x 8-in., the nominal maximum aggregate size must be less than 1.33-in.

• #### Effects of Aggregate Properties on Concrete Size, Grading

Variation in the size of Aggregates changes the water demand, cement content, micro-cracking (strength) in concrete. It also effects pumpability, and durability of concrete. Grading of aggregates depends on the proportions of coarse and fine aggregate. If grading of aggregate is varied, it also changes cement paste content (cost economy), workability of the mix,

• #### Mix Design for Pumpable Concrete Materials Concrete

The total content of fine aggregate in kg per cubic metre of concrete for various maximum size of coarse aggregate is shown in Table 20.50. Step by step design calculations for a pumpable concrete mix. Step 1: Draw the grading curve of aggregate Fig. 20.15 shows a more acceptable grading curve for pumpable concrete using 20 mm max. size aggregate.

• #### Concrete Properties and Mix Design 04082008

The maximum aggregate size is the smallest sieve through which 100 percent of the sample must pass. The nominal maximum aggregate size is the smallest sieve size through which the majority of the sample passes (up to 15 percent can be retained). The bulk volume of the coarse aggregate

• #### Minimum Aggregate Size for Flatwork Concrete Engineering

Jul 12, 2005· I have numerous school site projects in Southern California, that require new concrete flatwork. The specificatons, which I wrote, specify a mix design of compressive strength minimum 4000psi, W/C ratio 0.50 maximum, with 1 inch aggregate passing 95-100%.

• Sounds like a pea gravel mix. I believe it will aggravate shrinkage cracking, so closer joint spacing and more reinforcing should be the contractor.No reason for you to accept his mix. does he have a PE to back up his request? Tell him to get some wheel barrows.Does he have a PE stamp on the mix design to back up his design? Tell him to use a pump to place the mix (at no additional cost to the owner).What are some guidelines for horizontal pours when the contractor wants to use pea gravel, ie. CJ spacing, pour length, temp. reinf. requirements?Guidelines Expansion joints every 6', #4 bars every 18" on center, both ways. The slump is 5" and W/C ratio is 0.61 mix is stamped by a P.E. I.What about elevated slabs and beams?canman.you are asking for trouble with this mix and SacreBleu and dicksewerat told you why. Just because a P.E. has sealed the mix only means it.Ron: If the slab is only 4" thick, the 1" max aggregate seems large. Why not 3/4"?In my experiance, 1" stone mixes can be successfully pumped in a 6" diameter line with a wet mix (either higher bag mix or plasticizers). Most of t.Slump is extremely high for a slab! also, the larger the aggregate the smaller the shrinkage generally Sawcutting also critical where applicable.
• #### Gradation of Aggregate Ultimate Guide Construction How

Dec 03, 2020· EFFECT OF AGGREGATE SIZE AND GRADING ON REINFORCEMENT CORROSION . It has been observed that for a given w/c ratio, the coefficient of permeability of concrete increases considerably with an increasing size of aggregate. Keeping this in view, maximum size of aggregate is recommended as: 1½ in. for 5000 psi concrete. ¾ in. for 6000 psi concrete

• #### GRADATION OF AGGREGATE FOR CONCRETE BLOCK

feasibility of using an aggregate with some material of larger size. The maximum size possible will depend on the minimum section thickness of the concrete block. Obviously the diameter of the largest particle must be less than the thickness of the web of face shells. One recommendation for combined aggregate

• #### Gradation and Size Pavement Interactive

Maximum size.The smallest sieve through which 100 percent of the aggregate sample particles pass. Superpave defines the maximum aggregate size as “one sieve larger than the nominal maximum size” (Roberts et al., 1996 [1]).; Nominal maximum size.The largest sieve that retains some of the aggregate

• #### Does Aggregate Size Affect Concrete Shrinkage?, Concrete

Dec 01, 2000· A.: Cement paste shrinks and most aggregates don't, so increasing the aggregate content (reducing the paste content) reduces shrinkage. To produce a workable concrete, a small maximum-size aggregate such as pea gravel requires a higher sand content than does a larger maximum-size aggregate.

• #### Hemp and Recycled Aggregate Concrete Structville

Dec 05, 2020· When fibers were incorporated in the mix and the coarse aggregate content was reduced by 20%, the compressive strength of the concrete reduced by 37% for maximum size aggregate of 10 mm relative to the control mix. For maximum size aggregate

• #### Determining Required Concrete Cylinder Size

Maintenance of Highways, Streets and Bridges, aggregate Grades 2 and 3 have a nominal maximum aggregate size of 1½ inch. To adhere to Tex-447-A, the minimum cylinder size needed for these two aggregate grades would be 6-in. x 12-in. To reduce the cylinder size to 4-in. x 8-in., the nominal maximum aggregate size

• #### Concrete Properties and Mix Design 04082008

The maximum aggregate size is the smallest sieve through which 100 percent of the sample must pass. The nominal maximum aggregate size is the smallest sieve size through which the majority of the sample passes (up to 15 percent can be retained). The bulk volume of the coarse aggregate

• #### 8 ESSENTIAL QUALITY REQUIREMENTS OF PUMPED CONCRETE

Mar 21, 2016· Coarse aggregates. The nominal maximum size of the coarse aggregate is limited to one-third of the smallest inside diameter of the pump line for crushed aggregates or 40 percent of the smallest inside diameter of the pump line for well-rounded aggregates

• #### minimum aggregate size for structural concrete

Aggregate size Concrete Construction Magazine. 1961-06-01 At a given water ratio, within the range employed in most structural concrete, smaller maximum sizes of aggregate will tend to produce higher concrete

• #### Minimum Aggregate Size for Flatwork Concrete Engineering

Jul 12, 2005· I have numerous school site projects in Southern California, that require new concrete flatwork. The specificatons, which I wrote, specify a mix design of compressive strength minimum 4000psi, W/C ratio 0.50 maximum, with 1 inch aggregate

• #### Numerical and theoretical investigation on the size effect

The aggregate size plays an important role in the nonlinear mechanical behaviour of concrete, which is strongly related to the size effect. In this study, the meso-mechanical modelling method has been established based on the continuous grading aggregate model to simulate the uniaxial compressive failure behaviour under quasi-static load of concrete

• #### Effect of Maximum size of Aggregate on Strength of Concrete #4

This video explains the concept of Effect of Maximum size of Aggregate on Strength of Concrete. This video explains the concept of Effect of Maximum size of Aggregate on Strength of Concrete

• #### Advantages of Using Maximum Size of Aggregate in Concrete

Aggregate gradation is a process in which the constituents are evenly distributed according to their shape & size that helps the concrete to achieve a maximum density. To achieve the dense mix of concrete

• #### Aggregates Portland Cement Association

Crushed aggregate is produced by crushing quarry rock, boulders, cobbles, or large-size gravel. Recycled concrete is a viable source of aggregate and has been satisfactorily used in granular subbases, soil-cement, and in new concrete. After harvesting, aggregate