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Standard test method for aggregate durability index


January 3, 2012
By ASTM International

Jan. 3, 2012 – This test method assigns an empirical value to the
relative amount, fineness, and character of clay-like material that may
be generated in an aggregate when subjected to mechanical degradation.

Jan. 3, 2012 – This test method assigns an empirical value to the relative amount, fineness, and character of clay-like material that may be generated in an aggregate when subjected to mechanical degradation.

The procedure has been used in limited geographical areas of the United States and the results have been correlated with aggregate performance in various construction applications, including: aggregate base, permeable material for backfill, fine concrete aggregate, and riprap for rock slope protection.

A minimum durability index is permitted to be specified to prohibit the use of an aggregate in various construction applications that is prone to degradation, resulting in generation of clay-like fines. | READ MORE

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