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Author vikov, Evgeny ♦ Miskovsky, Karel
Source SpringerLink
Content type Text
Publisher Springer US
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2008
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Technology ♦ Engineering & allied operations
Subject Keyword aggregates ♦ base-course ♦ capillarity ♦ free mica grains ♦ Engineering Design ♦ Quality Control, Reliability, Safety and Risk ♦ Tribology, Corrosion and Coatings ♦ Materials Science ♦ Characterization and Evaluation of Materials
Abstract In regions of temperate climate, the destructive influence of frost is the main contributor to damage of a road structure. Commonly, the frost susceptibility of base-course aggregates is often ignored in road construction. However, a number of studies on aggregates for construction purposes, and field observations of road failures, indicate a negative influence of mica-rich rock aggregates (used in unbound applications) on the service life of road construction. The scope of the current work investigates the capillary properties of unbound base-course aggregates with varying free mica grains. The materials studied in this research are commercially available road construction aggregates, and originate from different regions of Sweden. The mineral composition of the samples has been determined by polarizing microscopy using a point-count method. The parameter characterizing the capillarity was measured using the test for determining capillary rise (VVMB24). The results show that there is a direct correlation between mica content of the aggregates and water suction by capillary forces. Therefore, mica-rich materials susceptible to frost heave, thus confirming the tendency for frost damage of unbound aggregates.
ISSN 10599495
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2008-09-19
Publisher Place Boston
e-ISSN 15441024
Journal Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance
Volume Number 18
Issue Number 4
Page Count 4
Starting Page 420
Ending Page 423


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