angular aggregate

angular aggregate

[′aŋ·gyə·lər ′ag·ri·gət]
(materials)
An aggregate whose particles possess well-defined edges formed at the intersection of roughly planar faces.

angular aggregate

Aggregate, the particles of which possess well-defined edges formed at the intersection of roughly planar faces.
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Modern performance requirements often dictate use of polymer-modified asphalt binders, strong angular aggregate, and greater in-place density of the HMA.
Use of more angular aggregate will provide greater internal friction to the mix, which in turn increases its shear strength without only relying on the cohesion of the binder.
The asphalt industry prefers angular aggregates over the rounded form frequently used in foundries.