Aggregate Sizes In Concrete

Classification of Aggregates Based on Size and Shape

In general, 40mm size aggregate used for normal strengths and 20mm size is used for high strength concrete the size range of various coarse aggregates given below

Different Types & Sizes of Aggregate for Concrete

Aug 11, 2018 · The usual range employed is between 95mm and 375mm in diameter Typically the most common size of aggregate used in construction is 20mm A larger size, 40mm, is more common in mass concrete Larger aggregate diameters reduce the quantity …

Aggregate size| Concrete Construction Magazine

Aggregate size At a given water ratio, within the range employed in most structural concrete, smaller maximum sizes of aggregate will tend to produce higher concrete strengths than larger ones 2 The larger sizes will require less mixing water and hence, for a given cement factor, will produce concrete of lower water-ratio than the smaller sizes


Mar 23, 2015 · For heavily reinforced concrete members the nominal maximum size of the aggregate should be usually restricted to 6 mm less than the minimum clear distance between the main bar or 5 mm less than the minimum cover to the reinforcement, whichever is less

Aggregate in Concrete - The Concrete Network

The Role of Aggregate in Concrete Aggregates comprise as much as 60% to 80% of a typical concrete mix, so they must be properly selected to be durable, blended for optimum efficiency, and properly controlled to produce consistent concrete strength, workability, finishability, and durability (Photo 1)

Aggregates for Concrete - GreenSpec

ACI 2111: Maximum Aggregate Size For Concrete Mix Design

ACI 2111 states that the maximum coarse aggregate size should not exceed: 1) one-fifth of the narrowest dimension between sides of forms, 2) one-third the depth of slabs,

Aggregates - cementorg

Coarse aggregates are any particles greater than 019 inch, but generally range between 3/8 and 15 inches in diameter Gravels constitute the majority of coarse aggregate used in concrete with crushed stone making up most of the remainder Natural gravel and sand are usually dug or dredged from a pit, river, lake, or seabed

Aggregates for Concrete - University of Memphis

Aggregates for Concrete bination of gravels or crushed stone with particles predominantly larger than 5 mm (02 in) and generally between 95 mm and 375 mm (3⁄ 8 in and 11⁄ 2 in) Some natural aggregate deposits, called pit-run gravel, consist of gravel and sand that can be readily used in concrete after minimal processing Natural gravel and sand are


The effects of aggregate type, size, and content on the behavior of normal and high-strength concrete, and the relationships between compressive strength, flexural strength, and fracture energy are discussed The concrete mixtures incorporate either basalt or crushed limestone, aggregate sizes of 12 mm ('h in) or 19 mm (:Y in), and