sand equivalent


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sand equivalent

A measure of the amount of clay contamination in fine aggregate.
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Sand equivalent show that aggregate base coarse have high sand material.
Previously, it was used in agriculture as the lime substitute for soil treatment and in the building industry as the quartz sand equivalent. Currently, researchers in Latvia also offer to utilize the dolomite sand waste in the concrete production (Korjakins et al.
It covers such duties as sampling aggregates, determining earthwork density and performing tests like sieve analysis, sand equivalent, and asphalt extraction.