Lab Services: Aggregate testing

Lab Services: Aggregate testing

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Test Method Title

Soundness of Aggregates by Freezing and Thawing

Reference Number

AASHTO T 103

Material

Aggregate

Test Property

Soundness Durability

Description of Test

The washed, dry aggregate sample is separated into a series of particle size fractions (e.g., 3/8" to 3/4"). Each fraction is allowed to stand in water at room temperature for 24 hours followed by freezing for 16-18 hours. The process is then repeated for the specified number of cycles (per project specifications). The fractions are then washed, dried and weighed. The percent loss is then reported.

Preferred Test Sample Size

25 kg (one full 5-gallon pail)

Number of Test Specimens

1

Test Specimen Size

6000 g

Keywords

Soundness, Freezing, Thawing, Durability, Freeze, Thaw

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