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Civil-Comp Proceedings
ISSN 1759-3433
CCP: 30
Edited by: B.H.V. Topping
Paper VI.1

Development of a Microcomputer Aided Design System for Concrete Mixture Proportioning

N. Ghafoori and J. Schmidt

Department of Civil Engineering and Mechanics, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, USA

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N. Ghafoori, J. Schmidt, "Development of a Microcomputer Aided Design System for Concrete Mixture Proportioning", in B.H.V. Topping, (Editor), "Developments in Computer Aided Design and Modelling for Civil Engineering", Civil-Comp Press, Edinburgh, UK, pp 123-127, 1995. doi:10.4203/ccp.30.6.1
The purpose of mixture design is to select the most economical proportions of each of the available materials to produce a fresh and hardened concrete of the required minimum quality, usually specified in terms of workability, strength, and durability. A microcomputer program "CONCRETE.EXE" has been developed on an IBM-PC (or its compatibles) to automate the analysis and design of concrete mixture proportioning in accordance with the requirements of American Concrete Institute International (ACI) and Portland Cement Association (PCA). "CONCRETE.EXE" is an interactive command-driven program that assists engineers to develop more efficient mixture designs and reduces repetitious hand-calculated efforts by many folds. The program operates in both English Customary and System International units.

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