Concrete Mix Design Calculator and Spreadsheet Links - An Engineer's Aspect


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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Concrete Mix Design Calculator and Spreadsheet Links

This article is very informative about concrete mix design.
Description: Civil Engineering utility which calculates the ratio between water, cement, coarse aggregate and fine aggregate for designing concrete mixes (according to the ACI method).
  • Another great mix design article:
Mix Design 1


The article on this page describes the Standard Practice for Selecting Proportions for Normal, Heavyweight, and Mass concrete based on a report published by the American Concrete Institute (ACI), Committee 211. The Standard (ACI 211.1-91, Reapproved 2002) has been approved for use by agencies of the Department of Defense.
  • This site also has a great online concrete design calculator:
Concrete Design Calculator
  • Pensacola Testing Laboratories, Inc:
Online Concrete Mix Design Calculator
This site has instructions for different mix designs
  • The Perfect Mix Design: By Alan Sparkman

This is a great article too.

"Is there such a thing as a Perfect Mix Design? If you are looking for one mix design ‘recipe’ that will work perfectly for every job and every application, the answer is definitely “NO”. However, there is a right mix design for every job and every application, and with the right knowledge and good communication between a concrete contractor and his supplier, you can find The Perfect Mix Design for every one of your jobs." (Click on ConcreteSherpa to continue reading.)
This is a link for Concrete Mix Design Shareware. (There are sound mixing design shareware spreadsheets here as well.)

There is a link to download a concrete mix design spreadsheet on this page.
Description by publisher: Comprehensive Excel spreadsheet for concrete mix design and batching. Can save up to 100 mixes. Unique easy to use features for proportioning aggregates etc. Up to six aggregates, four cements and five admix can be blended in any one mix. Sieve analysis can be entered for up to twelve course and fine aggregates. Combined grading is graphed as you design a mix. Aggregate moisture can be adjusted and batch weights produced.

Download from this page.
You can use this quantity calculator to help you determine the number of bags of QUIKRETE® Concrete Mix, Mortar Mix, or Fast-Setting Concrete you will need.