mineral aggregate


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aggregate

1. An inert granular material such as natural sand, manufactured sand, gravel, crushed gravel, crushed stone, vermiculite, perlite, and air-cooled blast-furnace slag, which when bound together into a conglomerate mass by a matrix forms concrete or mortar.
2. An inert granular material that may be added to gypsum plaster.
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These mixes are made only from mineral aggregate and organic matter.
Because the absorbency of asphalt is taken into account in the calculation of mineral aggregate porosity, the calculated VMA is ~1-2% lower than that with the previous method.
Mineral aggregate mass [Q.sub.mai] of the i-th mix batch of HMA mixture makes the sum of dose masses of the cold batched imported filler [q.sub.Ifi], reclaimed dust [q.sub.Rdi] and finally batched hot fractioned aggregates [q.sub.Fr1i], ...
However, the voids in mineral aggregate (VMA) and the voids filled with asphalt (VFA) decreased with the increase in RCA content.