What Is Plain Cement Concrete?

Plain Cement Concrete (PCC)?

Plain Cement Concrete (PCC)

Ingredients of Plain Cement Concrete (PCC):

Following are main ingredients of plain cement concrete,

1. Coarse Aggregates:

The coarse aggregates utilized in PCC should be freed from hard dust, dirt and other foreign materials of granite or similar stone.

2. Fine Aggregates:

The fine set shall contains coarse sand, consisting of hard, sharp and angular grains and shall undergo a 5 mm square mesh screen. The sand shall be of ordinary specifications, clean and free from dust, dirt and organic matter. Sea sand won’t be used.

3. Cement:

Portland Pozzolana Cement (P.P.C) is usually used for plain cement concrete. It should conform to the specifications and have the specified tensile and compressive stresses and fineness.

4. Water:

The water used are going to be clean and fairly free from harmful amounts of harmful materials like oil, acids, alkalis, salts and vegetable growth. Generally, potable water shall be used having a pH value not but 6. the utmost permissible limits for solids shall be as per IS 456:2000 Clause 5.4, Page No 15.

Methods for Mixing of Concrete:

Concrete production is that the process of blending different ingredients together — water, aggregate, cement and any additives to supply concrete. Concrete production is time sensitive.

1. Hand Mixing of Concrete (Mixing concrete manually without a mixer machine)

Machine Mixing of Concrete (Mixing concrete with a mixer machine)
Ready Mix Concrete (Mixing in automatic or semi-automatic batching plant)
Different constructions require differing types of concrete admixture.

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