TREND TO MORE USE OF STONE SAND
Specifications for the fine aggregate fraction of concrete have been developed almost exclusively on the basis of experience with natural sand since, for many years, this was virtually the only type used. As available sources of natural aggregates have become more distant from the market areas, their cost has increased and, in some areas, the natural sands have been replaced by manufactured sand produced by the crushing and classification of stone. Unfortunately, during the years that stone sand has been used, very little recognition has been made of its special characteristics. To meet the established fine aggregate specifications, fine mineral particles have been washed out. This paper discusses the properties of stone sand and how these characteristics could be used to their best advantage. Properties discussed include gradation, particle shape and texture. Also discussed is the influence these properties have on concrete properties and performance.
- Proceedings of the Conference on Crushed Stone for Road and Street Construction and Reconstruction, held June 14, 15, 1984, Arlington, Virginia.
National Crushed Stone Association1415 Elliot Place, NW
Washington, DC United States 20007
- McKeagney, R B
- Publication Date: 0
- Features: Photos; References;
- Pagination: 7 p.
- TRT Terms: Aggregate gradation; Aggregates; Aggregates by shape and surface texture; Aggregates by source; Concrete; Costs; Crushed rock; Fine aggregates; Performance; Physical properties; Specifications; Texture
- Uncontrolled Terms: Aggregate shape; Aggregate sources; Concrete properties
- Old TRIS Terms: Aggregate characteristics
- Subject Areas: Finance; Geotechnology; Highways; Materials; I32: Concrete; I36: Aggregates;
- Accession Number: 00455598
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jul 31 1986 12:00AM