Novel aspects in computerization of concrete proportioning

Sandor Popovics, John S Popovics

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Computerized calculations for concrete proportioning are not a new idea. Nonetheless, with new developments both in concrete technology and in computer science, it is possible to further improve the proportioning software. The novelty of this software is that it is not restricted to the relationships recommended by ACI. These improvements come from three sources: 910 computer procedure for the development of formulas for the concrete strength vs. water-cement ratio relationship (Abram's rule) from a few trial mixes; (2) new relationships developed between the composition and properties of portland cement concrete are computerized; (3) the use of graphical user interface (GUI) format. These improvements are illustrated over so-called strength formulas. A software package is also presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages5
Specialist publicationConcrete International
StatePublished - Dec 1996
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Building and Construction


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