Density of some common materials (IS: 1911-1967)


MASS OF SOME COMMON MATERIALS (IS : 1911—1967)


Material Mass(Kg/m³)

1.0 Bituminous substances

Anthracite coal ... 1500

peat (dry) ... 560 to 640

Charcoal (light) ... 300

Coke ... 1000

Graphite ... 500

Crude oil ... 880

Pitch ... 1010

Coal tar ... 1010

2.0 Excavated material

Clay (dry, compact) ... 1440

Clay (damp, compact) ... 1760

Earth (dry) ... 1410 to 1840

Earth (moist) ... 1600 to 2000

Sand (dry) ... 1540 to 1600

Sand ... 1660 to 2000

3.0 Liquids

Alcohols ... 780

Gasoline ... 670

Ice ... 910

Nitric Acid 91% ... 1510

Sulphuric Acid 87% ... 1790

Vegetable oil ... 930

Water (Fresh) ... 1000


4.0 Building Materials

Bricks ... 1600 to 1920

Cement (ordinary) ... 1440

Chalk . .. 2240

Glass ... 2400 to 2700

lime stone ... 2400 to 2640

Sand stone ... 2240 to 2400

Steel ... 7850

Timber ... 650 to 720


5.0 Structural items, ceilings.

finishes etc.

Asbestos cement sheets ... 12 to 15.6

Brick masonry ... 1920

Brick wall, 100 mm thick ... 192

Bricks wall, 200 mm thick ... 384

Bricks wall, 300 mm thick ... 576

Cement plaster, 25 mm thick ... 52

Concrete, plain ... 2300

Concrete, reinforced ... 2400

Galvanised iron sheet.

0.56 mm thick ... 5

Galvanised iron sheet.

1.63 mm thick ... 13

Mangalore tiles with bettens ... 63

Dry' rubble masonry ... 2080

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