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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Moreover, the edges of angular aggregate produces a concentration stress when concrete is subjected to load forces and this then increases the possibility of cracks occurring easily around the pockets.
Modern performance requirements often dictate use of polymer-modified asphalt binders, strong angular aggregate, and greater in-place density of the HMA.
This application typically is referred to as a "single coat chip seal" installation, which consists of a layer of mixed polymer resin applied to the bridge deck surface, followed by the application of a coarse (1/8 inch) angular aggregate.
The asphalt industry prefers angular aggregates over the rounded form frequently used in foundries.