Bulk density, voids ratio, packing density, mix design, plotting
Packing density is a new mix design method used to design different types of concrete. To optimize the particle packing density of concrete, the particles should be selected to fill up the voids between large particles with smaller particles and so on, to obtain a dense and stiff particle structure. A higher degree of particle packing leads to minimum voids, and the maximum density and requirement of cement and water will be less. In this work, the correlation curves are developed for the packing density method between compression strength and water-cement ratio, paste content to reduce the time involved in the trial to decide the water-cement ratio, and paste content for a particular grade of concrete. Results obtained by the packing density method are compared with IS code method. A large number of trial casting will be carried out for the M25 grade of concrete. The finalized mix proportion for the M25 grade of concrete will be used to cast the cube specimens for 7 days, 14 days, and 28 days curing age. The co-relation curves will be plotted for packing density results. The curve can be used to decide the water-cement ratio and paste content for the specified grade of concrete in the case of the packing density method thus reducing the material and time involved in trial testing.
Article Details
Unique Paper ID: 160158

Publication Volume & Issue: Volume 9, Issue 12

Page(s): 1129 - 1134
Article Preview & Download

Share This Article

Join our RMS

Conference Alert

NCSEM 2024

National Conference on Sustainable Engineering and Management - 2024

Last Date: 15th March 2024

Call For Paper

Volume 11 Issue 1

Last Date for paper submitting for Latest Issue is 25 June 2024

About Us enables door in research by providing high quality research articles in open access market.

Send us any query related to your research on

Social Media

Google Verified Reviews