AGGREGATE POLISHING CHARACTERISTICS: THE BRITISH WHEEL TEST AND THE INSOLUBLE RESIDUE TEST

A BRITISH WHEEL AND A BRITISH PORTABLE TESTER WERE PURCHASED. THE BRITISH SPECIFICATION BS:812 WAS MODIFIED FOR USE IN TEXAS. THE INSOLUBLE RESIDUE TEST WAS ALSO STUDIED AND COMPARED TO THE BRITISH WHEEL TEST. RESEARCH EFFORT WAS DIRECTED TOWARD OBTAINING THE VARIATIONS EXPECTED IN PERFORMING THE TESTS, VARIATIONS EXPECTED IN THE SOURCES, OBTAINING THE POLISH CHARACTERISTICS OF A SAMPLE OF APPROXIMATELY 100 SOURCES IN TEXAS, AND STUDYING THE "RATE OF POLISH" BY COMPARING FIELD POLISH TO LABORATORY POLISH CHARACTERISTICS. RECOMMENDATIONS WERE MADE TO SPECIFY THE BRITISH WHEEL "POLISH VALUE" IN CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTS, AND AN EXPERIMENTAL CONSTRUCTION JOB WAS REPORTED. /AUTHOR/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Texas State Department of Highways & Public Transp

    11th and Brazos Streets
    Austin, TX  USA  78701

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Underwood, J P
    • Carana, E
    • Baskins, K
  • Publication Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00217499
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 126-2
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 24 1972 12:00AM