Advances in Civil Engineering / 2018 / Article / Tab 6

Research Article

A Computer-Aided Approach to Pozzolanic Concrete Mix Design

Table 6

Maximum water-cementitious material ratios and minimum design strengths for various exposure conditions “Table 6 is reproduced from Kosmatka et al. [39] (under the creative commons attribution license/public domain).”

Exposure conditionMaximum water-cementitious material ratio by mass for concreteMinimum design compressive strength, (Mpa)

Concrete protected from exposure to freezing and thawing, application of deicing chemicals, or aggressive substancesSelect water-cementitious material ratio on basis of strength, workability, and finishing needsSelect strength based on structural requirements
Concrete intended to have low permeability when exposed to water0.5028
Concrete exposed to freezing and thawing in a moist condition or deicers0.4531
For corrosion protection for reinforced concrete exposed to chlorides from deicing salts, salt water, brackish water, sea water, or spray from these sources0.4035

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