The purpose of this project is directed towards developing a test method to replace the cone test CASTM (128-73) which is used to determine the bulk specific gravity and absorption of fine aggregate in the Saturated Surface Dry (SSD) state. A machine, was designed and built to have good control over process parameters and to use a parameter to measure the SSD state which would be highly sensitive to changes in moisture content on the surface of the particle. After the machine was designed and built, certain process parameters were varied and evaluated. In the final phase of the project approximately 200 tests were performed with the SSD machine and the cone test in order to make a statistically significant comparison between the two methods. (FHWA)

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

    College of Engineering
    Milwaukee, WI  United States  53201

    Arizona Department of Transportation

    206 South 17th Avenue
    Phoenix, AZ  United States  85007

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Hauskins Jr, J B
  • Publication Date: 1984-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: 24 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00388818
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-AZ-84-163
  • Contract Numbers: PL-1(25)Item 163
  • Created Date: Sep 28 1984 12:00AM