Active Standard ASTM D3398 | Developed by Subcommittee: D04.51
Book of Standards Volume: 04.03
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Significance and Use
This test method provides an index value to the relative particle shape and texture characteristics of aggregates. This value is a quantitative measure of the aggregate shape and texture characteristics that may affect the performance of road and paving mixtures. This test method has been successfully used to indicate the effects of these characteristics on the compaction and strength characteristics of soil-aggregate and asphalt concrete mixtures.3 ,4 ,5 ,6
1.1 This test method covers the determination of the particle index of aggregate as an overall measure of particle shape and texture characteristics.
1.2 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard. The SI units given in parentheses may be approximate, except with regard to sieve size and size of aggregate, the standard SI designations shown in parentheses are the standard as stated in Specification E 11.
This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
C127 Test Method for Density, Relative Density (Specific Gravity), and Absorption of Coarse Aggregate
C128 Test Method for Density, Relative Density (Specific Gravity), and Absorption of Fine Aggregate
C136 Test Method for Sieve Analysis of Fine and Coarse Aggregates
C702 Practice for Reducing Samples of Aggregate to Testing Size
D75 Practice for Sampling Aggregates
D1883 Test Method for CBR (California Bearing Ratio) of Laboratory-Compacted Soils
D3665 Practice for Random Sampling of Construction Materials
D4753 Guide for Evaluating, Selecting, and Specifying Balances and Standard Masses for Use in Soil, Rock, and Construction Materials Testing
E11 Specification for Woven Wire Test Sieve Cloth and Test Sieves
ICS Number Code 91.100.30 (Concrete and concrete products)