oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - Methods and trends in concrete mix design
|Article Title||Methods and trends in concrete mix design|
|© Publisher:||South African Institution Of Civil Engineering (SAICE)|
|Journal||Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese|
|Publication Date||Dec 1958|
|Pages||512 - 515|
|Keyword(s)||Concrete mix design and Methods and trends|
The type of specification for the concrete used on the construction of the Auckland Harbour bridge and approaches illustrates the trends of mix design becoming usual in Great Britain. Various classes of concrete are used in different parts of the work and these are specified by their minimum 28-day strength on work's tests made on 12 in. by 6 in. diameter cylinders. The use of 12 in. by 6 in. diameter cylinders is standard in New Zealand as opposed to the 6 in. cubes used in Great Britain. These strengths vary from 4,500 lb/sq.in. for reinforced concrete to 2,000 lb/sq.in. for the haunchil1g of roadway kerbs.
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