This book covers the testing and properties of aggregates for use in roads, bituminous concrete and in general civil engineering practice as well as cement concrete since it is thought inappropriate to separate their various uses. Emphasis has been placed on the effect of secondary mineral content on the durability of a stone, and the sensitivity of various tests to this and the way it is manifested in their results is given considerable prominence. The following subjects are also described: the production of aggregate; petrographic examination, grading, shape and texture; harmful constituents, thermal properties and moisture content; strength; use of x-ray diffractometry for judging the durability of rock; and thermal analysis. A name and subject index is included. /TRRL/

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  • Corporate Authors:

    Applied Science Publishers Limited

    22 Rippleside Commercial Estate, Ripple Road
    Barking, Essex,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Orchard, D F
  • Publication Date: 1976

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 294 p.
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00137786
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • ISBN: 0 85334 654 2
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 13 1977 12:00AM