Enhancing Compressive Strength and Durability through Optimization of Concrete Mixtures

Year : 2024 | Volume : | : | Page : –
By

Yash Dangi

Harsh Rathore

  1. Student Department of Civil Engineering, Sanjeev Agarwal Global Educational University, Bhopa Madhya Pradesh India
  2. Assistant Professor Sanjeev Agarwal Global Educational University, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh India

Abstract

This research investigates how varying cement-aggregate ratio, water-cement ratio, and slump height affect the compressive strength of concrete mixtures. Through an analysis of 36 samples, each representing different combinations of these parameters, significant insights are gained into the optimization of concrete mix designs for construction applications. The study reveals that higher water-cement ratios tend to decrease compressive strength due to increased porosity in cured concrete. Conversely, higher cement-aggregate ratios generally lead to higher compressive strengths, up to a certain point, after which excessive cement content may result in issues such as shrinkage and cracking. Additionally, the impact of slump height on compressive strength is elucidated, with higher slump heights typically associated with lower strengths due to increased water content. These findings underscore the importance of carefully balancing these parameters to achieve desired concrete performance. By optimizing mix designs based on these insights, engineers and practitioners can ensure the construction of durable and resilient concrete structures, thus advancing the field of concrete technology and improving construction practices.

Keywords: Concrete Mixtures, Compressive Strength, Cement-Aggregate Ratio, Water-Cement Ratio, Slump Height

How to cite this article: Yash Dangi, Harsh Rathore. Enhancing Compressive Strength and Durability through Optimization of Concrete Mixtures. Journal of Geotechnical Engineering. 2024; ():-.
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Received April 1, 2024
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Published April 10, 2024