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FHWA Materials Notebook: Chapter 3 - Aggregates

May 1997


  1. Quality/Qualification
    • AASHTO M-147 Materials for Aggregate and Soil-Aggregate Subbase, Base, and Surface Courses
    • AASHTO T-11 Amount of Materials Finer than 75µm (No. 200) Sieve in Aggregates by Washing AASHTO T-96 Resistance to Degradation of Small-Size Coarse Aggregate by Abrasion and Impact in the Los Angeles Machine
    • AASHTO T-104 Soundness of Aggregate by Use of Sodium or Magnesium Sulfate
    • AASHTO T-112 Clay Lumps and Friable Particles in Aggregate
    • AASHTO T-113 Lightweight Pieces in Aggregate
    • AASHTO T-210 Aggregate Durability Index
  2. Design/Control Testing
    • AASHTO T-19 Unit Weight and Voids in Aggregate
    • AASHTO T-27 Sieve Analysis of Fine and Coarse Aggregates
    • AASHTO T-84 Specific Gravity and Absorption of Fine Aggregate
    • AASHTO T-85 Specific Gravity and Absorption of Coarse Aggregate
    • AASHTO T-248 Reducing Field Samples of Aggregate to Testing Size
    • AASHTO T-255 Total Moisture Content of Aggregate by Drying
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