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Henry Newman
Water resource engineer
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what is the need to design a mix in concrere

what is the need to design a mix concrete ?

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Wilma Caldwell
Architectural technologist

Need for mix design:

Mix design is really very helpful to achieve an appropriate compressive strength of concrete. For achieving desirable workability of concrete without the occurrence of a defect in concrete like segregation and bleeding To enhance the durability of the structure For the maintenance of quality control, mix design is essential Mix design produces thermal peak It provides high workability for a longer period It also reduces water content for a given workability It highly reduces shrinkage and creeps It provides better resistance to aggressive atmospheric conditions Increase ease in finishing concrete


mix producers always work to find the perfect proportions of ingredients to optimize the concrete mixes to give their great concrete strength, durability, enough workability and various desirable properties. It’s very important to optimize the concrete to confirm the lowest expense while maintaining the highest strength of your mix. as every mixing of the concrete mix involves adjustments to the ingredients, making the process very difficult and ineffective.

In this way, mix design is very important to make a project economical, strong and durable.

Terry Collins
Sustainability consultant

Good concrete mix design creates the foundation of a sound infrastructure. Concrete mix design involves a process of preparation in which a mix of ingredients creates the required strength and durability for the concrete structure.