How To Calculate Cement, Sand, & Aggregate Quantity In 1 Cubic metre Concrete
Point Should Be Know Before Estimating
Density of Cement = 1440 kg/m3
Sand Density = 14501500 kg/m3
Density of Aggregate = 14501550 kg/m3
How many KG in 1 bag of cement = 50 kg
Cement quantity in litres in 1 bag of cement = 34.7 litres
1 Bag of cement in cubic metres = 0.0347 cubic meter
How many CFT (Cubic Feet) = 1.226 CFT
Numbers of Bags in 1 cubic metre cement = 28.8 Bags
Specific gravity of cement = 3.15
Grade of cement = 33, 43, 53
Where 33, 43, 53 compressive strength of cement in N/mm2
M20 = 1 : 1.5 : 3 = 5.5, (Cement : Sand : Aggregate)
Some of Mix is – 5.5
Where, M = Mix
20 = Characteristic Compressive strength
Consider volume of concrete = 1m3
Dry Volume of Concrete = 1 x 1.54 = 1.54 m3 (For Dry Volume Multiply By 1.54)
Now we start calculation for find Cement, Sand and Aggregate quality in 1 cubic meter concrete

CALCULATION FOR CEMENT QUANTITY
Cement= (1/5.5) x 1.54 = 0.28 m^{3 }∴ 1 is a part of cement, 5.5 is sum of ratio
Density of Cement is 1440/m^{3}
= 0.28 x 1440 = 403.2 kg
We know each bag of cement is 50 kg
For Numbers of Bags = 403.2/50 = 8 Bags
We Know in one bag of cement = 1.226 CFT
For Calculate in CFT (Cubic Feet) = 8 x 1.225 = 9.8 Cubic Feet

CALCULATION FOR SAND QUANTITY
Consider volume of concrete = 1m^{3 }
Dry Volume of Concrete = 1 x 1.54 = 1.54 m^{3}
Sand= (1.5/5.5) x 1.54 = 0.42 m^{3 }∴ 1.5 is a part of Sand, 5.5 is sum of ratio
Density of Sand is 1450/m^{3}
For KG = 0.42 x 1450 = 609 kg
As we know that 1m^{3} = 35.31 CFT
For Calculation in Cubic Feet = 0.42 x 35.31 = 14.83 Cubic Feet

CALCULATION FOR AGGREGATE QUANTITY
Consider volume of concrete = 1m^{3 }
Dry Volume of Concrete = 1 x 1.54 = 1.54 m^{3}
Aggregate = (3/5.5) x 1.54 = 0.84 m^{3 }∴ 3 is a part of cement, 5.5 is sum of ratio
Density of Aggregate is 1500/m^{3 }
Calculation for KG = 0.84 x 1500 = 1260 kg
As we know that 1 m3 = 35.31 CFT
Calculation for CFT = 0.84 x 35.31 = 29.66 Cubic Feet
Also you can Download Excel Sheet for Calculate Concrete Volume (Cement, Sand and Aggregate ) Quantity.
Excel Sheel For Concrete Quantity Calculation
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Now we start calculation for find Cement, Sand quality in mortar for Plaster
Area of brick wall for plaster = 3m x 3m =9m^{2}
Plaster Thickness = 12mm (Outer20mm, Inner 12mm)
Volume of mortar = 9m^{2} 0.012m = 0.108m^{3}
Ratio for Plaster Taken is = 1 : 6
Sum of ratio is = 7
Calculation for Cement Volume
Dry Volume of Mortar = 0.108 1.35 = 0.1458 m^{3}
Cement= (1/7) = 0.0208 m^{3 }
Density of Cement is 1440/m^{3}
= 0 1440 = 29.99 kg
We know each bag of cement is 50 kg
= (29.99/50) = 0.599 Bags
Calculation for Sand Volume
Sand = (6/7) x 0.1458 = 0.124m^{3}
Density of Sand is 1450/m^{3}
= 0 1450 = 181.2 kg
Now we find how many CFT (Cubic feet) Required
As we know that 1m^{3} = 35.31 CFT
= 0.124*35.31
= 4.37 CFT (Cubic Feet)
Download Excel Sheet for plaster calculator
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Can we multiply 1.54 cub meter in feet?
First understand what is 1.54.
1.54 is Multiplication factor to arrive at Dry Concrete qty from Wet concrete qty. ( Unit of qty can be in Cu. Ft or Cu mtr)
A. For Example, Wet concrete qty for flat slab is Slab area x slab thickness * pl. Note all unit of measurement should be either in mtr ( to get wet concrete vol in cu. Mtr) or in feet (to get wet concrete Vol. In cu.feet)
B. Multiply wet vol. By multiplication factor of 1.54 to get volume of Dry Concrete mixture. ** Total volume of concrete reduces by 1.54 times by adding water
C. Unit of Volume of Dry concrete will be same as wet concrete.
D. Divide Volume in cubic feet by 35.31 to get volume in Cu. Mtr.
** Same way multiply Volume in Cu. Mtr by 35.31 to get volume in Cu.ft.
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width is 18 inch
height (Thickness) is 6 inch
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