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    Testing Sand Properties at the construction site

    by  • April 23, 2014 • Aggregates, Building Materials, Testing • 0 Comments

    Testing bulking of sand at the site

    Aggregate most of which pass through 4.75 mm IS sieve is known as fine aggregate. Fine aggregate shall consists of natural sand, crushed stone sand, crushed gravel sand stone dust or arable dust, fly ash and broken brick (burnt clay). It shall be hard, durable, chemically inert, clean and free from adherent coatings, organic matter etc....

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    Change Mix Design according to Coarse Aggregates

    by  • April 16, 2014 • Aggregates, Building Materials, concrete • 0 Comments


    Coarse Aggregate Properties affecting Mix Design Strength Maximum size of coarse aggregate: Maximum size of aggregate affects the workability and strength of concrete. It also influences the water demand for getting a certain workability and fine aggregate content required for achieving a cohesive mix. For a given weight, higher the maximum size of aggregate,...

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    Manufactured sand its Properties

    by  • April 16, 2014 • Building Construction, Building Materials, concrete • 0 Comments

    Manufactured Sand is a sand produced from crushing of granite stones in required grading to be used for construction purposes as a replacement for river sand. Read More about Manufactured Sand. The properties of Manufactured sand used for construction are: Higher Strength of concrete: The manufactured sand has required gradation of fines, physical properties...

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