WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN NOMINAL MIX AND DESIGN MIX CONCRETE?
Mix design is a process of selecting suitable ingredients and determining their relative proportions with the objective of producing concrete of having certain minimum workability, strength and durability as economically as possible.
A mix design can be designed in two ways as explained below
 Nominal Mix
 Design
Nominal Mix
It is used for relatively unimportant and simpler concrete works. In this type of mix, all the ingredients are prescribed and their proportions are specified. Therefore there is no scope for any deviation by the designer. Nominal mix concrete may be used for concrete of M20 or lower. The various ingredients are taken as given in the table below
Grade 
Max. quantity of dry Aggregates per 50 kg of cement 
Fine Aggregate to Coarse Aggregate Ratio, by mass 
Max. Quantity of water in litres 
M5 
800 
Generally 1:2 but may varies from 1:1.5 to 1:2.5 
60 
M7.5 
625 
45 

M10 
480 
34 

M15 
330 
32 

M20 
250 
30 
Design Mix
It is a performance based mix where choice of ingredients and proportioning are left to the designer to be decided. The user has to specify only the requirements of concrete in fresh as well as hardened state. The requirements in fresh concrete are workability and finishing characteristics, whereas in hardened concrete these are mainly the compressive strength and durability.
PLEASE LET ME KNOW IN WHICH IS CODE IT WAS MENTIONED THAT DRY VOLUME SHOULD BR TAKEN 1.54 CUM FOR 1 CUM WET VOLUME ?
IS : 456 may be
What is controlled mix?
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What is nominal mix and design mix
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Sir , How you calucalated it .. Can you explain in Briefly ??
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sir m confused bcz wht vis 1.54 ratio. nd i read in my book building material 1.54 in a ratio of cement in dry waait of 1cum but how plz snd my reason hoiw calculate in 1.54 ratio used in cement dry weight
For dry material of cement concrete using 52 to 55 % extra of volume of concrete. For example : aapko 1:3:6 ratio ki cement concrete use krni h or uska(concrete) volume 10cum h to aap dry mortar find krne k liye is volume m 54% extra lenge ,10+10*54/100=10+5.4= 15.4 cum.
Then isme cement ki quantity nikalne k liye ,15.4/(1+3+6)*1=1.54 cum cement
Similarly for send , 15.54*3/(1+3+6)=4.66 cum and aggregate= cement qty.* 6=9.24 cum
Aapko 10cum 1:3:6 ratio ki concrete bnane k liye itne dry materials ki jrurat pdegi..
What is the important of voids in mix design?
why not we are make a nominal mix above m20.?
Because nominal mixes don’t take the ingredients characteristics into account ( Specific Mass, Volume , strength,,,etc) which vary from one patch to other, That’s why they are for “less important” mixes.
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I am one of the civil engineer worked in NPCC in the past but any how as I draw to your kind attention I am having some doubts in civil engineering subject can u pl explain them first of all SF and BM Driagrams of all possible loads and supports secondly how to design slabs beams and columns in limit state method with complete notes and lastly how to calculate quantity of aggregates in M15 M20 etc for 1 cum of concrete
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gradients ratio in m15, 1:2:4
then coefficient 1.52
quantity of cement – 1.52/7=.217m3 x28.8=6.25bags
quantity of sand 2x.217=.434m3x1600=694.4kg.
quantity of aggregate 10&20= 4x.217×1650=1475.6kg