Water content ratio

Dnyan Deshmukh

Staff member
Water cement ratio plays important role in production of concrete.

Lower the w/c ratio higher the strength and vice a versa.

If we lower it, it will affect on workability - need to introduce additive to enhance the property.

w/c ratio depends on the type of mix you are designing and what parameters are taken into consideration.

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In mortar which we use for plaster and brickwork, strength is not the main criteria which need most importance.

Workability is the criteria which is most important. So water is added in it as per the requirement of workability.

Mortar generally have strenght above 3.5 mpa.