Journal Published Online: 01 December 1994
Volume 16, Issue 2

Proportioning of Fly Ash Cement Concrete Mixes



The accumulation of fly ash throughout the world is several million tons per day. The main problem with the usage of fly ash is the slow rate of strength gain, primarily due to slow pozzolanic reactions. Existing methods of proportioning fly ash concrete are lacking. These methods are involved and do not directly take into account the properties of the constituent materials. The Generalized Approach for Mix Proportioning developed at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, is the basis for the development of the proposed method, which takes into account the characteristics of cement, fly ash, and aggregates. Based on the basic trial mix data obtained by using the American Concrete Institute (ACI 211.1-81) method, the proportions of fly-ash concrete mixes were arrived at using the Generalized Approach for Mix Proportioning. The method proposed was applied to and found applicable for fly-ash concretes using fly ashes from two different sources.

Author Information

Shashiprakash, SG
Foscoc Chemical (India) Ltd., Bangalore, India
Nagaraj, TS
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India
Raviraj, S
S. J. College of Engineering, Mysore, India
Yenagi, BV
S. J. College of Engineering, Mysore, India
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Stock #: CCA10287J
ISSN: 0149-6123
DOI: 10.1520/CCA10287J