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What is aggregate in concrete mix?

'Aggregate' is a term for any particulate material. It includes gravel, crushed stone, sand, slag, recycled concrete and geosynthetic aggregates. Aggregate may be natural, manufactured or recycled. Aggregates make up some 60 -80% of the concrete mix.

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In respect to this, how does aggregate affect concrete?

The tensile strength of the concrete is severely affected by increasing the size of the aggregate. On increasing the maximum grain size to 120–180 mm, the reduction in tensile strength is 30–50% as compared with concretes with maximum aggregate size 20 mm.

Likewise, what is aggregate cement ratio? Aggregate cement ratio is the ratio of weights of aggregate to the weight of cement. If this ratio is more, that implies aggregates are more and cement is less and if this ratio is less, that implies weight of aggregate is less and weight of cement is more (relatively).

Also Know, what are the 4 main types of aggregates?

The Different Types Of Aggregate. The categories of aggregates include gravel, sand, recycled concrete, slag, topsoil, ballast, Type 1 MOT, and geosynthetic aggregates (synthetic products commonly used in civil engineering projects used to stabilise terrain).

Why do you specify aggregate grading in design mix of concrete?

Grading refers to the determination of the particle-size distribution for aggregate. Grading limits and maximum aggregate size are specified because these properties affect the amount of aggregate used as well as cement and water requirements, workability, pumpability, and durability of concrete.

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