Aggregates for Concrete
Developed by ACI Committee E-701
First Printing August 2007
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Aggregates for Concrete
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ACI Education Bulletin E1-07 AGGREGATES FOR CONCRETE
Developed by Committee E-701, Materials for Concrete Construction
David M. Suchorski, Chair Leonard W. Bell Richard Bohan David Burg Darrell Elliot James A. Farny Jose P. Garcia Morris S. Huffman Colin Lobo Stella L. Marusin Ibrahim Metwally Charles Nmai Anthony C. Powers Kenneth Rear Jere H. Rose Paul J. Tikalsky Kari YuersRobert Zellers
Note: Special credit is extended to Ward R. Malisch, who developed the first edition and made an editorial contribution to this edition.
CONTENTS Chapter 1—Introduction, p. E1-2 Chapter 2—Classification of aggregates, p. E1-2 Chapter 3—Aggregate properties and test methods, p. E1-2 3.1—Grading 3.1.1—Definition and test method 3.1.2—Fineness modulus 3.1.3—Maximum size and nominalmaximum size 3.1.4—Significance of aggregate grading 3.1.5—Permissible variations in grading 3.2—Specific gravity (relative density) 3.2.1—Definition 3.2.2—Determination of specific gravity 3.2.3—Significance of specific gravity 3.2.4—Absolute volume calculations 3.3—Absorption and surface moisture 3.3.1—Mixing water and water-cementitious material ratio 3.3.2—Absorption and total moisture...