I hope this isn't OT, but I am doing it myself.
I have been asked to transport a block of reinforced concrete.
It is approx. 20 cu. metres and is supposedly 80 tonnes.
This seems a bit on the heavy side to me, I had thought reinforced concrete
approx. 3 t/m which would give a weight of 60 tonnes (ish).
I suppose it is a 'piece of string' question as I don't know the
of the materials used. OTOH, could different mixes cause a weight increase
For info, the block is 'U' shaped and 3 metres in each direction. The
central gap is 1m wide and approx. 2.5m high. The whole is supported on a
steel frame for transportation. Overall dimensions & weight given include
this steel frame.
If you speak to the quarries, you can buy "stone" and "hard stone",
stone being limestone, and hardstone being someting heavier.
I suggest this may be the source of the extra weight.
If its wet, then it will also weight more. The wet RC35, thats I made
reinfoced concrete with, was quoted as being between 2.25 and 2.5
tonnes a cube, buy the delivery driver.
If you want to be sure, knock a chunk off, work out its volume, (by
displacement) and weitgh it. You then get the density.
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