Volume 2, Issue 3, June 2017, Page: 20-24
Development of a Mixer for Concrete Production
Daniyan Ilesanmi A., Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti, Nigeria
Aderoba Adeyemi A., Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti, Nigeria
Jimmy Daniel N., Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti, Nigeria
Rominiyi Oluwashina L., Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti, Nigeria
Adewumi Deborah F., Department of Chemistry, Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti, Nigeria
Received: Jun. 3, 2017;       Accepted: Jul. 10, 2017;       Published: Aug. 9, 2017
DOI: 10.11648/j.ajetm.20170203.11      View  1669      Downloads  92
Abstract
In an attempt to improve the production of concrete and make its mixing easy, a 700 mm × 530 mm drum size of a concrete mixing machine was designed and fabricated. The machine parts were made of mild steel, because of its availability and versatile machinability. The efficiency was examined using cement, sand and coarse aggregate with water was added to the dry mix to form a paste and then thoroughly mixed by the machine. The machine is capable of mixing concrete of 50 kg and the mixing time was found to be relatively equal to the time of mixing using the conventional concrete mixer. When the mixing was performed manually, results obtained indicated that the developed concrete mixer is highly efficient in operation with shorter processing time and higher processing capacity as opposed to the manual method, hence, the fabricated machine can be used for batch production of concrete for improved and effective mixing operations in construction sites.
Keywords
Aggregate, Concrete, Efficiency, Mixer, Paste
To cite this article
Daniyan Ilesanmi A., Aderoba Adeyemi A., Jimmy Daniel N., Rominiyi Oluwashina L., Adewumi Deborah F., Development of a Mixer for Concrete Production, American Journal of Engineering and Technology Management. Vol. 2, No. 3, 2017, pp. 20-24. doi: 10.11648/j.ajetm.20170203.11
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