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Aggregates

  • Dallas N. LittleEmail author
  • David H. Allen
  • Amit Bhasin
Chapter

Abstract

Building on Chap.  2, this chapter focuses on aggregates, which is another constituent of asphalt mixtures. This chapter presents an overview of several different attributes of aggregates that are important for designing a durable asphalt mixture as well as a brief description of the methods that can be used to quantify each attribute. These attributes include the sources and mineral composition, size, gradation, cleanliness, toughness, hardness, shape, angularity, and texture. Emphasis is placed upon the properties to asphalt mixture and the relevance of these properties to asphalt mixture performance. Details of the test methods to measure various properties are avoided by design. Adequate references are provided throughout the text for a more detailed description of specific test methods.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dallas N. Little
    • 1
    Email author
  • David H. Allen
    • 1
  • Amit Bhasin
    • 2
  1. 1.Texas A&M UniversityCollege StationUSA
  2. 2.The University of Texas at AustinAustinUSA

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