ASTM C33/C33M-11a

    Standard Specification for Concrete Aggregates


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification defines the requirements for grading and quality of fine and coarse aggregate (other than lightweight or heavyweight aggregate) for use in concrete.

    1.2 This specification is for use by a contractor, concrete supplier, or other purchaser as part of the purchase document describing the material to be furnished.

    Note 1—This specification is regarded as adequate to ensure satisfactory materials for most concrete. It is recognized that, for certain work or in certain regions, it may be either more or less restrictive than needed. For example, where aesthetics are important, more restrictive limits may be considered regarding impurities that would stain the concrete surface. The specifier should ascertain that aggregates specified are or can be made available in the area of the work, with regard to grading, physical, or chemical properties, or combination thereof.

    1.3 This specification is also for use in project specifications to define the quality of aggregate, the nominal maximum size of the aggregate, and other specific grading requirements. Those responsible for selecting the proportions for the concrete mixture shall have the responsibility of determining the proportions of fine and coarse aggregate and the addition of blending aggregate sizes if required or approved.

    1.4 The values stated in either SI units or inch-pound units are to be regarded separately as standard. The values stated in each system may not be exact equivalents; therefore, each system shall be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in non-conformance with the standard.

    1.5 The text of this standard references notes and footnotes which provide explanatory material. These notes and footnotes (excluding those in tables and figures) shall not be considered as requirements of this standard.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    C29/C29M Test Method for Bulk Density (Unit Weight) and Voids in Aggregate

    C40 Test Method for Organic Impurities in Fine Aggregates for Concrete

    C87 Test Method for Effect of Organic Impurities in Fine Aggregate on Strength of Mortar

    C88 Test Method for Soundness of Aggregates by Use of Sodium Sulfate or Magnesium Sulfate

    C117 Test Method for Materials Finer than 75-m (No. 200) Sieve in Mineral Aggregates by Washing

    C123 Test Method for Lightweight Particles in Aggregate

    C125 Terminology Relating to Concrete and Concrete Aggregates

    C131 Test Method for Resistance to Degradation of Small-Size Coarse Aggregate by Abrasion and Impact in the Los Angeles Machine

    C136 Test Method for Sieve Analysis of Fine and Coarse Aggregates

    C142 Test Method for Clay Lumps and Friable Particles in Aggregates

    C150 Specification for Portland Cement

    C227 Test Method for Potential Alkali Reactivity of Cement-Aggregate Combinations (Mortar-Bar Method)

    C289 Test Method for Potential Alkali-Silica Reactivity of Aggregates (Chemical Method)

    C294 Descriptive Nomenclature for Constituents of Concrete Aggregates

    C295 Guide for Petrographic Examination of Aggregates for Concrete

    C311 Test Methods for Sampling and Testing Fly Ash or Natural Pozzolans for Use in Portland-Cement Concrete

    C330 Specification for Lightweight Aggregates for Structural Concrete

    C331 Specification for Lightweight Aggregates for Concrete Masonry Units

    C332 Specification for Lightweight Aggregates for Insulating Concrete

    C342 Test Method for Potential Volume Change of Cement-Aggregate Combinations

    C441 Test Method for Effectiveness of Pozzolans or Ground Blast-Furnace Slag in Preventing Excessive Expansion of Concrete Due to the Alkali-Silica Reaction

    C535 Test Method for Resistance to Degradation of Large-Size Coarse Aggregate by Abrasion and Impact in the Los Angeles Machine

    C586 Test Method for Potential Alkali Reactivity of Carbonate Rocks as Concrete Aggregates (Rock-Cylinder Method)

    C595 Specification for Blended Hydraulic Cements

    C618 Specification for Coal Fly Ash and Raw or Calcined Natural Pozzolan for Use in Concrete

    C637 Specification for Aggregates for Radiation-Shielding Concrete

    C638 Descriptive Nomenclature of Constituents of Aggregates for Radiation-Shielding Concrete

    C666/C666M Test Method for Resistance of Concrete to Rapid Freezing and Thawing

    C989 Specification for Slag Cement for Use in Concrete and Mortars

    C1105 Test Method for Length Change of Concrete Due to Alkali-Carbonate Rock Reaction

    C1157 Performance Specification for Hydraulic Cement

    C1240 Specification for Silica Fume Used in Cementitious Mixtures

    C1260 Test Method for Potential Alkali Reactivity of Aggregates (Mortar-Bar Method)

    C1293 Test Method for Determination of Length Change of Concrete Due to Alkali-Silica Reaction

    C1567 Test Method for Determining the Potential Alkali-Silica Reactivity of Combinations of Cementitious Materials and Aggregate (Accelerated Mortar-Bar Method)

    D75 Practice for Sampling Aggregates

    D422 Test Method for Particle-Size Analysis of Soils

    D2419 Test Method for Sand Equivalent Value of Soils and Fine Aggregate

    D3665 Practice for Random Sampling of Construction Materials

    E11 Specification for Woven Wire Test Sieve Cloth and Test Sieves


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 91.100.30 (Concrete and concrete products)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 30111800(Aggregates)


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/C0033_C0033M-11A

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    Citation Format

    ASTM C33 / C33M-11a, Standard Specification for Concrete Aggregates, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2011, www.astm.org

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